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Rabban Hormizd Monastery

Alqosh, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
10 Kudos
Just about two miles from Alqosh Iraq, you can visit the Rabban Hormizd Monastery. It is also about 30 miles from Mosul. The monastery was founded in the seventh century and named after its founder, Rabban Hormizd. The drive here was a mixture of flat sandy scenery to surprise appearances of small villages. The monastery is built halfway up the mountains and upon and enormous rock. There are also rows of caves visible on the side of the hills where people used to live. The setting is amazing and offers some of the best views of this somewhat isolated region. I highly recommend coming here when you are in Kurdistan.
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Royal Jordanian Airline
Great experience with this airline for my flight from Amman to Erbil.
Erbil International Airport
Erbil's International Airport is small, but it's easy to navigate specially if you arranged your transportation with your hotel.

Culture and experiences

Rabban Hermizd Chaldean Monastery
Localed about two miles from Alqosh and 3o miles from Mosul, you can visit this old and very historic monastery carved out of the hills.


Erbil View Hotel
Great hotel. Budget friendly and also close to the citadel and main sights.

Points of interest

Bekhal Waterfalls
The famous Bekhal falls is busy with local visitors! Beautiful waterfalls and great spot to have your morning tea and breakfast by.
The market is located near the citadel. great place for shopping for souvenirs.
Erbil's citadel is huge! I went here in the morning on my last day.
Erbil -- the capital of Kurdistan has lots of places worth visiting.
Kurdistan is such a surprising destination for me. I was happy I was able to plan a last minute trip here with an amazing guide!

Special activities

Gali Ali Bag Road
The Gali Ali Bag waterfalls was such a surprise for me. Great spot to see some hidden gem and nature Kurdistan has to offer.

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