The attractions in Iraq, a country of ancient civilizations

Attractions in Iraq are mostly related to the past of this ancient country. Although the last few wars were bad influence of the state in tourism plan, Iraq still remains a desirable destination worldwide. In Iraq there were some of the most ancient civilizations. The land, through which pass the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are very fertile and therefore there arose Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations.

The capital of Iraq is Baghdad, a city located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers where they are closest to each other (about 50 km).

Tourist attractions in Iraq are mostly related to its rich history. The first landmark in Iraq's ancient Sumerian city of Ur. It is located near today's town of Nasiriyah, the most important attraction here is very well preserved Ziggurat, dated VI-V century BC It was built in honor of the god of the moon Nan.

Castle Falak ol Aflak - Persian castle built before 1800 years in the city today Koramabad.

A secure facility with 12 towers, unfortunately others are 8 of them. It rises 40 meters above the ground and covers an area of 5,300 square meters.

If you look of the sides this landmarks in Iraq, you can liken the Spanish castles in the Middle Ages. Bookmark and Share

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Abbasid Palace in Iraq
Iraq Al Nida mosque
Iraq Arch of Ctesiphon
Babylon ruins in Iraq
Iraq Falak al aflak
Iraq ziggurat
Iraq Hatra
Iraq kadhimain mosque
Iraq Samarra Mosque
Iraq Spiral Minaret mosque

Well preserved attractions in Iraq

Another impressive attractions in Iraq is remains of the ancient city of Babylon. Located at 90 km. from Bagdad. Over the centuries the city was a religious, cultural and political center of several empires.

Palace Abbasid - located in eastern Baghdad overlooking the Tigris River. It was built in the mid 13th century, when the city flourished as a cultural, commercial and political center.

Attractions in Iraq - Wonders of the ancient world

Arch of Ctesiphon - ancient ruins of landmarks in Iraq, located in eastern Baghdad. This arch is very interesting architectural piece at the time of the mud bricks somehow survived though now half destroyed.

Kadhimain Mosque - Admire this magnificent ancient landmarks in Iraq, one of the largest in Iraq. There are four golden minarets and two domes built in 1515.

Basra - some called Venice of the East, because the channels are similar to the famous Mediterranean city. The difference is that the channels themselves are wider and the buildings around them are elegant 19th century houses.

Spiral mosque in Samarra - Located in the city of Samarra 52 meters high and 33 meters wide at the base. Built in 848 to 852 year represents a cone on top, which is a circular room with 6 m radius. In 2005 the top of the minaret was damaged after rebel projectile breaks the position of U.S. sniper located high above.

Explore the ruins of the Roman city of Hatra. Amazing attractions in Iraq since the beginning of the new era. The city was built in 116 to 198 a year, and very well-preserved attractions in Greece and attractions in Italy - Roman temples testimony of very advanced civilization in the area.

The latest attractions in Iraq is the city of Ashur - the first capital of the Assyrian Empire in Mesopotamia. The city was destroyed by the Babylonians and again restored in the Parthian period. The city at that time was the most important religious center of the Assyrians.

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