Iraq Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 22%, Iraq represents one of the most historically significant countries in the Middle East. But due to the conflict that has raged in the recent past, even intrepid PlanetHoppers! should think twice before contemplating a trip here - but that doesn't mean that you can't plan for the day when things will calm down and it's safe to visit the "cradle of civilization". There are few places in the entire world that offer what Iraq doest. For centuries this was the very fulcrum of the Islamic world, where scholars and PlanetHoppers! came to share their experience and knowledge of the world. The historic centers of Ancient Babylon and Hatra stand on the same plateau with Rome and - if not for them - mankind would no doubt still be in the Dark Ages. But while history is important, perhaps the most important thing for PlanetHoppers! is to make contact with the real Iraq - its people. Take the time to just wander the streets of Baghdad and interact with the locals. They have been isolated for years because of the turmoil and in many ways it falls to visitors to this amazing country to help bridge this gap.
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Experience the splendor of perhaps the world's most ancient and chronicled cities, Iraq's Babylon. Home to one of the ancient wonders of the world - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - it stood for over a thousand years as a center....
|Coordinates:||33 00 N, 44 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Arabic, Kurdish|
|Currency:||Iraqi Dinars (IQD)|
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- Location: Iraq