Iraq's landmarks, all in Basra

A unique tourist attraction showcases Iraq’s rich heritage

BASRA, December 14 — In the southern port city of Basra, visitors have the opportunity to see most of Iraq’s landmarks in one location at the country’s first-of-its-kind tourist attraction.

Spanning 16 acres near Sports City, the project is a collaborative venture by the Basra Governorate and Chinese company, Beikai.

Hussein Lazim, the project’s representative, shared with 964:

The project is one of the initiatives of the Basra Governorate, executed by the Chinese company Beikai. The company collaborated with designers from Basra — the same individuals behind the designs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Gulf Cup 25.

The local government will develop the surrounding gardens encompassing 110 acres and set to include recreational facilities. The additions include the planting of various tree types such as cacti and date palm trees for both production and ornamentation.

Entrance is free, and the site opens its doors daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

We have provided a guide near each landmark explaining its complete details.

Just two days since the site’s inauguration, enthusiasm among the people of Basra is tremendous. It is not merely a tourist attraction, but a cultural landmark that introduces citizens and foreign visitors to both ancient and modern facets of Iraq.

We created miniatures of landmarks from all governorates, from the south to the north, highlighting some lesser-known landmarks to shed light on them.