Imam Hussain's Shrine, Karbala

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#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Iraq
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Karbala holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Imam Hussain's Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • June 29, 2017
    The most interesting shrine in Muslim people (Shea) in all around the world! very interesting to do!  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    holy shrine of emam hossein is the best land of earth full of historical sad stories and very holy for Shia muslems. it is well decorated and you feel cool inside. all pilgrim pray and get relaxed. gr...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    very impressive site by the devotion of the faithful. In addition to all beauty which does not hurt .to see absolutely.
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