Kurdistan, Iraq in photos

Flag of Iraq

With so many incredible memories from my trip, as you can imagine I have hundreds of photos. However, I have selected some which are my favourites and also ones which I think you’ll never imagine are in Iraq or Kurdistan. Read my Iraqi Kurdistan diaries, a day by day guide to my travels in this exciting region.

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Two local men in Koya market enjoying their chai

Kobane refugees gratefully accepting some colouring books

Mount Sinjar refugees at Zakho Bridge

Incredibly friendly local kids I met at Erbil park

Working hard collecting the pomegranate seeds

Where am I? The US? Dubai? UK? No I’m in “Family Mall” Erbil, Iraq

The only Irish bar in town … such an unexpected experience!

Local traders sell their items in Erbil

Jalil Khayat Mosque in Erbil

Inside Jalil Khayat Mosque in Erbil

Korek Teleferic cable car with stunning Kurdistan scenery in the background

An amusement park in Iraq? A very unexpected site at Pank Resort

If you forget your car, you can always bring your helicopter

Beautiful gorge I spotted whilst driving along the Hamilton Road, famous in Iraq

Gali Ali Bag waterfall features on the 5,000 Iraqi Dinar note

The Kurdish people are some of the most friendly I’ve ever met whilst travelling

Koya market was amazing, locals would shake your hand and ask where you are from, welcoming you with open arms

Most locals, especially the younger residents were more than happy to stand for photographs

Local produce was being sold everywhere, no carbon footprint here!

All food was freshly produced which was nice to see, it was also rather tasty

In this part of the world, sunrises and sunsets are incredibly beautiful

The Hall of Mirrors in Amna Surake (Red Prison), Sulaymaniyah represents the Kurds who died during Saddam Hussein’s war against them

Some of the original artillery still sits around the grounds of the Amna Suraka (Red Prison) museum in Sulaymaniyah

Halabja museum documents what happened to those living in the town where a chemical weapon was used by Saddam Hussein against them

Halabja museum documents what happened to those living in the town where a chemical weapon was used by Saddam Hussein against them

Doha Lake enables locals to fish and take tourists for rides…when they return!

Under the incredible arch of Zakho Bridge

Goodbye Kurdistan, an amazing trip with many happy memories

Not everyone is trying to escape Iraq, these oil tankers were lining up for miles trying to enter the Turkey/Iraq border crossing

Further Information

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2 thoughts on “Kurdistan, Iraq in photos

  1. Hi,

    I am glad you had good time in Kurdistan, I hope you enjoyed the food and the experience with local people, thanks for the good photos.

    Kind regards
    Sarwat from Mr toppers

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