Middle East - Iraq (Chapter)
This is the Iraq chapter from Lonely Planet’s Middle East guidebook.
Torn between its glorious past and the turmoil of its recent history, Iraq is a country of contradictions. The future is uncertain, but with its rich history and warm hospitality, Iraq could soon become one of the great travel destinations of the Middle East.
- experience park life Iraqi style in the Martyr Sami Abdul-Rahman Park
- visit one of the glossy shopping malls and understand why Erbil is being touted as the ‘new’ Dubai
- be awed by the mountain grandeur as you travel the impressive Hamilton Road
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Baghdad and around, Southern Iraq, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Ur, Basra, Kirkuk, Mosul, Iraqi Kurdistan, Zakho, Dohuk, Lalish, Al-Kosh, Amadiya, Sulav, Akre, Gali Ali Beg, the Hamilton Road, Shaqlawa, Erbil, Dukan, Sulaymaniyah, Ahmadawa, Halabja, Understand Iraq, Iraq Today, History, People, Society, Survival Guide, Directory A–Z, Getting There and Away, and Getting Around.
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