Joel Bond:Petite but well-organised museum detailing parts of Kurdish heritage, including farming techniques, religious life and traditional dress. Located in the heart of the bazar, surrounding a Chaihane (tea-house) courtyard. Picturesque coloured glass windows and stone architecture make the visit aesthetically pleasing, while museum staff are more than excited to show you around (limited English spoken).
Joel Bond:A central landmark for the most sprawling bazar in Kurdistan, this grand mosque serves as religious hub and central meeting point for explorers in the bazar. Alleys and roads radiating out from here will lead you down untold treasure paths in a bazar that is inexhaustible!
Joel Bond:THE most touristed place in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Citadel perches atop an old volcanic plug, with commanding views over the bazar and fountain plaza below. Purported to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, this UNESCO world heritage site is host to a grand renovation scheme, and has new exhibits and museums opening within the restored city walls. Check out the Kurdish carpet museum for some beautiful displays on traditional carpet designs and clan-related textile patterns.