Babylon

Babylon, Al Hillah

Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Yara C
Bangkok, Thailand202 contributions
I ve seen the gate of ishatar back in Berlin but nothing feels like seeing it in Babylon where it belongs, the history, the place, the energy, the architecture are just amazing. A must visit, and take a boat tour in the Euphrates
Written June 15, 2017
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hondo533
Melbourne, Australia130 contributions
Friends
Redolent with history, the site itself is a strange mix of ruins and the newly restored.
I found that the restored palace under Saddam actually looks too new with perfect walls and cement floors.
Nevertheless this is a place you must visit, with Saddam's palace on the hill overlooking affording the best overall view of the site.
Written April 16, 2017
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Mariam S
Malaysia10 contributions
Friends
People it is an amazing place to see an old civilization, here you can see gate of Ishtar &Babil's lion and cuneiform writing having fun with friend and family on the side of the Euphrates river ❤️
Written November 17, 2016
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Anmar G
11 contributions
Friends
Lovers of history, it is here where you can smell history. A small tip: avoid June, July, August and September. They are hoooot!
Written September 18, 2016
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Martin Almayahi
Austin, TX159 contributions
Friends
I visited this place and it's magical!! You can feel the life of old Babylon and see the not original Ishtar Gate and the Babylon Lion.. Definitely must go there.. Don't miss it if you have the chance
Written August 30, 2016
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Murat Ş
3 contributions
Friends
I had been with my friends.it was unbelievable.But need to restoration by responsible some people.The entrance gate not original.Because original part is moved to Berlin in a time.
Written April 5, 2016
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Gerard G
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium5 contributions
Business
Fantastique Babylon , we visited the old City and the Pallais of Saddam Hussein , in wher we sleep. We traveling over dear for construction of a airport and new touristique zone . Hope we wille have lot of touristes.
Thanks ,
Mr.Goormans of Wagan Group.
Written February 15, 2016
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chhatwalks
90 contributions
Never expected this place to be relatively well maintained considering other infrastructure of Iraq.Though managing plastic waste would have been better.
The Ruins have been restored in modern way which takes away nostalgia of visiting such a place .However ,there is some excavated area which is preserved and provides window to see through the history.i would advise to get guide so that facts about this place is well presented which otherwise may seem another ruin among the modern ruins created by war
Written June 6, 2019
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Gaetanalix
Dubai, United Arab Emirates127 contributions
Business
On the road from Najaf to Hilla, we could stop and enjoy the whole site of us only. The renovation made by Saddam can be debatable but the place worth the visit with a guide. Would recommend the visit to anyone who like to explore one of the famous civilization nest
Written May 20, 2019
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CzGw
Woodbridge, VA81 contributions
Knowledgeable guide made walking tour of Babylon's excavation and restorations come alive with historic context. Highly recommend a visit if in the area.
Written July 22, 2017
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