"By bus from Slemani" Halabja Transportation Tip by maykal
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Slemani is the obvious starting point for a visit to Halabja, and the distance isn't huge so you can easily make it there and back in a day, provided you start early enough. Ask your hotel owners how to get to Halabja, as buses don't leave from the main karaj, but from a smaller one some distance from the centre...we took a taxi, but found our way back on foot. The journey took about an hour and a half, and the driver guessed we were heading to the monument so dropped us off just outside, about ten minutes' walk from the centre of Halabja. To get back to Slemani, the bus station is just before the market area in the town centre.
Note that there are two towns called Halabja, the other one being a new village built some kilometres away to house survivors...you want old Halabja, known as Halabja Shahid (something like Martyrs' Halabja?), and not Halabja Taza (New Halabja). Passengers on the buses will no doubt ask a lot of questions and find out if you're on the right bus or not!