As anyone who has watched the news lately will know, Iraq is currently not a place that is safe for tourists. Road side bombs, local militias, military operations, and insurgents all contribute to making Iraq an incredibly dangerous environment. The area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is called "the cradle of civilization" and is rich in history. Unfortunately, much of this history has been damaged by military conflict or stolen during the US and UK invasion by those looking to make a quick profit off of Iraq's cultural heritage.
The majority of Iraq is still unstable due to a fledgeling government that is struggling to assert its own independence. Factional rivalries between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims also undermine the fragile peace process. The Kurdish regions of Iraq have recovered quicker thanks, in part, to the lack of division that the rest of Muslim Iraq suffers from. The Kurdish regions to the north are actually some of the prettiest regions in Iraq. With scenic mountains, a more temperate climate, and less chance of being killed northern Iraq would be the only place to visit at this time.
Hopefully one day peace will come to Iraq and the bombings and rocket attacks will stop. Then the concrete barriers and wire that surround most of the important city buildings can come down. Iraq will then be able to sweep away the debris from war that covers the country to once again proudly display its cultural riches to the rest of the world.
Arbil or some time called Erbil is a big city in north of Iraq.
Erbil is a very nice touristic city and it is famous of its ancient Erbil citadel.
Erbil city is about 400Km from Baghdad.
Baghdad, Iraq is a city of approximately 7,000,000 people located on the Tigris river in central Iraq. It is the capital of Iraq, and the second largest city in the Middle East. Baghdad once …
What a beautiful place to be, but only to visit, I lived near the waterfront property on the boardwalk, but the smells were not the greatest from the Port O Pots.
The Sun was hot during…
Mosul...Iraq's second largest city, with just under 2 million residents. Mosul is also called Um Al-Rabi'ain (The City of Two Springs), because autumn and spring are very similar. It is on …
Dohuk is the first major community one encounters when travelling from the Turkish border crossing at Habur. This city of about 130,000 is is located at the base of a rocky cliff face with a …
Balad is a city 80 Km north of Baghdad in the Salah Aldin Governorate in middle of Iraq.
It is one of the important religious cities for Muslims in Iraq,because it hosts the shrine of Sayed …
Known as the hometown of the infamous tyrant Saddam Hussein
There is a welcome sign, " Welcome to Tikrit", painted with the new Iraqi National Flag
It is one of the most ancient city in Iraq,it is locate in southern part of Iraq,its ruins are still present till today.It is about 386 of Baghdad.
Ain tamr or also called Ain Al-tamr is a city about 150 KM of Baghdad ,its name mean the Eye of Dates due to plenty of dates trees found there .
An Najaf City ;
It is a city in Iraq about 160KM south of Baghdad.
It is important for religious tourism of Muslims and it is considered the third holiest city for Shi`a in the world .
Nasiriyah city is;
A big city locates in south part of Iraq about 370KM from Baghdad.
Its touristic importance rise from its location near to a great historical site called Ur.
Babylon City is a very ancient historical city in the world.it is located in Iraq
Sulaymaniyah is a big city in north of Iraq ,it is the secand city in Iraqi Kurdistan.It is very close to Iran borders with Iraq.
It is a good tourist attraction due to its beauty and secur…
Amadiya, or Ameyda, is a small mountain community of about 6000 inhabitantslocated about 75 kilometres north of Duhok and only about 10 kilometres from the Turkish border. The town is perche…