Dahuk Travel Guide

  • Lalish
    Lalish
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  • Entrance to the main temple
    Entrance to the main temple
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Dahuk Things to Do

  • The Catholic Church

    I was treated very well. The first thing that the guard made upon seeing me was offering me a glass of water because it was very hot.The church was simple, but very well situated, over a small hill.

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  • The city of Dahuk

    Duhok was for me a transit city. I visited in deep Lalish and Erbil, but in Dahuk spent a few hours twice, going and coming from Erbil and Lalish.It looked anyway a nice city and I advise to visit the churches, the Catholic and the Nestorian.

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  • Azadi Panorama

    Touristic signposts all over town point you towards the Azadi Panorama, but nobody seemed to know what on earth it was. I tried following the signs, but they didn't really lead me anywhere, so i gave up....until my taxi driver coming back from Amedi drove past it and pointed it out. The Azadi Panorama will be a brand new park with a stunning view...

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  • Dohuk Dam

    From the waterfall, you can't fail to notice the huge dam at the top of the valley. Just in case you were about to miss it, the authorities have painted a massive Kurdistani flag on it. A couple of parks with restaurants lie below the dam, while the energetic continue up the road to the top of the dam. you can walk along the top if you want...i'd...

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  • Waterfall

    Continue up the road from the end of the corniche and you'll soon pass a police checkpoint. Not much of a checkpoint really, as nobody is stopped, but the police are there so you might want to make sure you've got your passport just in case. The road after the police is wedged between rock on one side and river on the other, and just before the...

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  • Corniche

    The Corniche could be so much better, and perhaps in summer it is. A corniche usually refers to a promenade along a seafront or a riverbank, but in Dohuk's case, it is a concrete walkway which snakes through the city centre all the way up to Dohuk Dam, the only water being a tiny stream boxed into an artificial riverbed. Either side of the corniche...

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Dahuk Restaurants

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    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 29, 2014

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    I was invited by the Yazidis to have lunch with them and I gladly accepted.

    Favorite Dish: Lamb, vegetables, rice, onion, tomatoes... it was a rich lunch.

    Food is being prepared by the women Food is ready Food is on the table I eat with the Yazidis Women ate later
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Dahuk Transportation

  • Going back to Turkey

    Instead of taking several shared taxis from every village to the next one, I discovered that it was better to take a direct bus to my destination in Turkey, which was Anakara.The bus station is in the outskirts of Dahuk. Do not walk tehre, but negociate the price with a taxi driver, because I tried to walk but after half an hour or so people...

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  • Shared Taxis

    Getting to Erbil/Hewler is simple. By the Hotel Bircin (big hotel on Kawa Street, can't miss it) are several taxi offices which run services to Erbil and beyond. For 20,000 dinars, your taxi driver will take you and three other passengers to wherever you want to go in Erbil (ask for Bazaar-e Qaysari for the centre of things). One concern is that...

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  • Buy melons on the road

    They are cheap and delicious. The man who helped me to get from Lalish to Dahuk bough one during our journey. Melons adn beans normal price, it is not worth to bargain

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  • Buy a Mapamundi!

    I love map and the one that I bought included Kursdistan in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. There are about 40 million Kurdish scattered in these four countries. a mapamundi! 4000 Iraqi dinars (about 2 and a half Euro)

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  • Al-Jazira Bookshop

    At the western end of Kawa Street, look out for the tiny Al-Jazira Bookshop. It might seem like an odd recommendation, but even if you don't speak or read Kurdish or Arabic, you might be interested in buying a map of the region or a Kurdish flag. If you do read Arabic, then you can pick up a semi-useful Kurdish phrasebook (optimistically entitled...

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Dahuk Local Customs

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    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 27, 2014

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    Yazidis love torists and when you arrive to Lalish they will explain you about their tradicttiosn, customs and religion. They are lovely people. When I left I felt that a part of my heart had remained in Lalish.

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Dahuk Off The Beaten Path

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    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 27, 2014

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    The Yazidis showed me around, including the secret places and the rooms where usually tourists do not go.

    The cave where the men gather to talk Main square with a minuature temple The temple with the stars of 21 rays This was a special temple for special ceremonies Labyrinthine alley
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