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Salman Pak

Ctesiphon is a ruin in Iraq's Baghdad Belts. It was once an ancient Persian capital city, but only a former palace, with the world's largest unreinforced arch, remains standing. The town of Salman Pak is nearby, and is also covered in this article.

29km

33.09361144.580833

Fallujah

(الفلّوجة) — a city with over 200 mosques now better known for the sieges and battles fought here.

66km

33.3543.783333

Mosul

city in northern Iraq and capital of Nineveh Province

309km

36.3443.13

Basra

capital of Basra Governorate, in southern Iraq

464km

30.547.8167
Sights

Victory Arch

A huge pair of triumphal arches celebrating the alleged victory over Iran. Also known as the Hands of Victory. It marks the entrances to a former parade ground.

905m

33.3051666744.38646389

Baghdad Zoo

The largest zoo in the country, opened in 1971. It was destroyed in the 2003 war but has quickly recovered. There are, however, few larger mammals to see.

1.1km

33.31484544.376417

The Monument to the Unknown Soldier

Inspired by the glorification of a martyr from the Iran–Iraq War. The monument represents a traditional shield (dira¹a) dropping from the dying grasp of an Iraqi warrior. The monument used to house a museum which is now mostly empty. Ask the Iraqi soldiers who guard the monument for permission.

1.3km

33.308544.389

Baghdadi Museum

History and folklore museum depicting life in Baghdad.

3.6km

33.340144.3895

Kadhimiya

neighborhood

8.0km

33.3805555644.34722222

Al-Shaheed Monument

Another monument dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran-Iraq war. The monument consists of a circular platform 190 metres in diameter in the centre of an artificial lake. A museum, library, cafeteria, lecture hall, and exhibition gallery are on two levels underneath the domes.

8.4km

33.3433333344.44583333

Al-Kadhimiya Mosque

One of the most important Shi'ite religious sites in Iraq. It was finished in 1515 and the 7th Musa ibn Jafar al-Kathim and the 9th Imams Mohammed Al-Jawad were buried there.

8.4km

33.3844.33805556

Umm al-Qura Mosque

A mosque built to commemorate the "victory" in the 1991 Gulf War, the minarets are shaped like barrels of guns and SCUD missiles.

9.7km

33.33771144.296058

Al-Faw Palace

Also known as the Water Palace for its site beside the Tigris River. Used as a military base for US troops

13km

33.28444.2561

Samarra

city in Iraq

99km

34.1983333343.87416667

Al-Ukhaidir Fortress

A prime example of Abbasid architecture, built in 775 AD. The fortress has been a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage since 2000.

118km

32.4405555643.60222222

Kufa

city in Iraq, about 170 kilometres (110 mi) south of Baghdad, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Najaf.

119km

32.0344.4

Najaf

city in central-south Iraq

122km

3244.33

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