"Walk around town" Halabja Things to Do Tip by maykal

Halabja Things to Do: 3 reviews and 13 photos

  Looking towards Iran, Halabja
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  • Looking towards Iran, Halabja - Halabja
      Looking towards Iran, Halabja
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      Looking towards Iran, Halabja
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Halabja is quite a dreary town, understandable given its history, but it is a living place with a small market area and a couple of parks on the outskirts. People are very friendly, but we got the feeling that they are a bit sick of visitors who come just to see the graves and the monument and don't spend any time in the town itself. Some of the children are keen to practice their English, and the shopkeepers in the market seemed really pleased to have foreign customers, even though we were only buying bread.

At the far end of Halabja is a large park, slightly overgrown and dilapidated, but with good views over town and the surrounding hills. Iran is not far away from here, and this is the area where the three American hikers accidentally strayed across the border to be arrested as potential spies, so it is probably best not to wander too far out of town...

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  • Written Nov 8, 2011
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