Iraqi Kurdistan

A world away from the turmoil that is tearing apart the rest of Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan offers up a landscape of towering mountain peaks and lush valleys, where outsiders can expect a warm welcome and a chance to enjoy the relative tranquility of one of the region’s more stable destinations.

Encompassing the three Kurdish provinces of Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaymaniya, which occupy the largely mountainous northern area of Iraq, this is the country’s only autonomous region. Governed by the Kurdistan Regional Government, the region was spared the war of 2003, a fact that has rendered Kurdistan-Iraq a very different place from central and southern Iraq.

This self-styled “Other Iraq” has made Kurdistan the gateway into the rest of the country, with substantial economic and foreign development being invested in the country. Politically and culturally too, the Kurds consider themselves separate from their southern neighbours, offering visitors a spectacular ethnic mix of religions and beliefs that span everything from Muslim, Christian and Jewish, to Yazidis, Kakayis, and Zoroastrians. In spite of all its recent developments though, it is the country’s landscapes that are the real stars of this epic. From the soaring mountains near Amadiya, to the deep canyons at Gali Ali Beg, the country presents visitors with some of nature’s most breathtaking monuments.

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Join thousands for a traditional Kurdish picnic on Friday at Ahmadawa Valley.

Read "A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts" by Christiane Bird - a great introduction to understanding the plight of the Kurds.

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