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kurdistan Travel Guide
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Iraqi Kurdistan refers to the 3 Kurdish northern Iraqi Cities, which are ruled by the Kurdistan Regional Government. The 3 Kurdish Provinces are, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok. Having been spared the war of 2003, Kurdistan-Iraq is a very different place from southern Iraq. With a minimal level of terrorist activity and massive economic development, Kurdistan is fast becoming a "gateway to Iraq" with high levels of foreign investment and development of infrastructure.
Hawler Citadel: There is a 4,000 year old castle right in the middle of the Kurdistan regional Capital, Hawler (also known as Erbil).
Parastaga Zardasht: A recently discovered ancient Zoroastrian/Mithradate temple in Duhok province.
Chemi Rezan: The famous caves in which the earliest human ceremonial burial site was discovered by german archeologists.
Kirkuk citadel: The ancient citadel of the city of Kirkuk, another millenia old monument. - Note that Kirkuk is not considerd safe at present.
Haj Omaran: A ski resort in the north of Hawler province.
Gali Ali Bag: The highest waterfall in the middle east.
Bexal: Another beautiful waterfall.
Jinokan: Yet another waterfall.
Zakho bridge: The oldest example of a open arch brdge in the middle east, dating back to Abbasid times.
Dokan lake: A large lake laying at an altitude of 900m.
Lalish — "Holy See" of Yazidis.
Numerous religous sites: Especially of the Judeo-christian faiths, such as the tomb of the prophet Daniel in Kirkuk province, the 9th century St. Thomas monastery and Jewlakan, Jewish quarter of Silamani, with its numerous newly renovated synagogues.
Gondik — ancient cave paintings.
Amedi — a 4,000 year old town perched on the peak of a mountain, rumored home of the Biblical Magi, and confirmed home to Assyrian ruins.
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Hawler (ancient Arbil) , Sulamaniya , Dahuk ,Zakho , Lalish , Ruwanduz , Raniya , Koya, Aqra. i>
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Edited by: sarhad on 01.11.2010