The ancient country of Iraq, despite the recent wars has its own share of tourist attractions. Formerly known as Mesopotamia, the country is blessed with some of the World's best archaeological sites and some of Islam's holiest places. The country is regarded as the center of the ancient world and offers visitors with numerous attractions from Baghdad's historical riches to Babylon's ruins. Ur, assumed to be Prophet Abrahams birthplace, Samarra with its world famous golden domed al-Askari shrine and Baghdad, being one of the greatest capitals of Islam are some of the top places to visit in Iraq.
The cultural heritage of Iraq is finely displayed it its music and the people of Iraq love to celebrate their festivals and holidays in a lively manner. Some of the top tourist places to visit in Iraq include capital city Baghdad, Mosul, Basra, Assur, Uruk, Najaf, Kerbala and Ukhaidhir.