"Arbil(in kurdish:hawler)" Top 5 Page for this destination Arbil by deimos1818

Arbil Travel Guide: 92 reviews and 253 photos

I've been to arbil in 1997. It is a very, very beatifull kurdish city with a glorious history.

A problem for travellers is that it's very difficult to get into iraqi kurdistan.Since the 2nd gulf war, there is a kurdish republic which is completely independent from Bagdad. You can't get to kurdistan from Bagdad. If you travel through turkey, you will have to ask the turkish authorities for a special permission(turkish authorities can be quite slow)
Now that the saddam has been removed, it will get easilier to visit kurdistan.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very beautifull, nice attractions(castle etc.)
  • Cons:too hot in summer, too cold in winter. The people there don't seem to like foreigners that much
  • In a nutshell:nice city
  • Last visit to Arbil: Apr 1997
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • triplehelix's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2006 at 6:47 PM

    oh my they've got PS2s in Iraq lol. i find surprises everyday. interesting place.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2006 at 1:02 AM

    What an unusual destination! Thanks for sharing!

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2004 at 12:48 PM

    Wonderful pages on Arbil. Its not easy to go there but you presented a part of Kurdistan in a nice way. Happy travels!

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2004 at 9:35 PM

    great adventure !

  • maykal's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 5:57 AM

    Very interesting page...maybe one day I will go there inshallah ;@P I wish you'd write more about this little-known part of the world!

  • Nov 15, 2003 at 9:48 AM

    Interesting to know about this part of Iraq. Hope I can visit some day in the future. Greetings from Norway !

  • Jun 20, 2003 at 7:26 AM

    yeah, long live the fight of the kurdish people for independece and justice!

  • chauncenetta's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2003 at 5:00 PM

    i will visit Kurdistan one day. so beautiful with such spirit. long live the peshmerga.

  • Janni67's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2003 at 6:05 AM

    Not quite a tourist destination under present circumstances, but who knows one day, when things settle down..?

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