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Imam Hussain's Shrine, Karbala

Must see · Religious Site · Landmark
In the middle of the bustling city, Imam Hussain's Shrine represents one of the first and largest Muslim pilgrimage sites in the world. See the final resting place of Husayn Ibn Ali (the third Shia imam), a holy site greatly respected by Muslims all over the planet. If you visit during Ashura, the anniversary of the imam's death, you’ll find millions of pilgrims who come to pray and pay their respects to the famous martyr. Reflect on the architectural style of the grand complex, and enjoy the view of its golden domes and minarets, accompanied by numerous colorful decorations. Outside, check out the quaint shops and stalls selling refreshments and souvenirs. Plan trip to Karbala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The place where one can feel highest level of spirtitual satisfaction. I recommend every human to visit THE SHRINE. The practical experience will be brighter then mere information. Thanks  more »
  • Visiting the place of Islams greatest tragedy has changed my life. People may say that this holy place is too crowded and noisy , but you will always find peace there. Imam Hussain a.s , a...  more »
  • A ornate and spiritual shrine. The place is crowded with pilgrims visiting to pay their respect and to ask favors.  more »

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