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Getting around Baghdad these days is not easy and can be costly so pre-arrange a safe taxi and get the price down. The monuments are not appreciated by locals and everything from the pre-2003 invasion is slightly taboo. The Al Shaheed was spared the destruction...More
It was hot - very very hot.
They would do well to provide a few seats here and there.
But the discomfort did not detract from the monument consisting of a circular platform 190 meters in diameter in the center of an artificial lake with...More
I was so excited to get inside the beautiful Martyr monumrnt but unfortunately they didn't let me get inside it for some unrevealed reasons!! They just told me you can take pictutes from far away but i can't go any closer to the monument!! So...More
This the monument for martyrs and unknown soldiers and so many they have been in the recent past! For Iraqis , in particular, it has a special meaning: it reminds them of their suffering during the past 13 years !