In the eyes of the world, Iraq is often referred to through the wars that shake its territory. As a result, tourism in Iraq is struggling to develop. However, this country in the north of the Arabian Peninsula is a real historical jewel. Between places of worship and archaeological sites, Iraq reveals all the magic of the East. Although it is still unstable, the country could become a beautiful tourist destination… Here are 5 must-see sites to visit.
‘It Was Like Magic’: Iraqis Visit Babylon And Other Heritage Sites For 1st Time; Alice Fordham; KLCC
On a mild winter weekend, the sun pours down on the yellow archways of the reconstructed palace of King Nebuchadnezzar II at the site of the ancient city of Babylon.
The ancient city of Babylon, home of the city’s famous Hanging Gardens, one of the world’s seven Ancient Wonders, has received even more attention as of late. The ruins of the site, which date back to over 2,600 years ago, were registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list in July 2019, and have become a regular pilgrimage for students and other visitors keen on exploring the ancient site and push the limits of what is considered by some to be forbidden territory.
Unesco’s World Heritage Committee voted to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq.
Babylon is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, so why has it only just got a Unesco listing?; Alasdair Soussi; The National
The ancient city’s recognition feels long overdue – after all, it was first mentioned circa 2300 BC and ruled over by the legendary King Nebuchadnezzar II…
Kissing in Babylon: The ancient site giving young Iraqis their freedom; Tom Westcott; Middle East Eye
The historic attraction, next to Saddam Hussein’s palace, is now a Unesco World Heritage site – can it increase its tourism numbers beyond Iraq?
The cradle of civilization and home of the famous Hanging Gardens, Babylon was reduced to ruins by the US invasion…
The 4,000-year-old ancient city in Iraq has been named a Unesco World Heritage Site.