A country which has faced incredibly difficult times as a result of the recent conflict, there are significant areas of Iraq which authorities do advise against any travel to at all. However, the region which offers arguably the most safety to travellers would be Kurdistan, which has been actively seeking to grow its tourism profile in recent years. Activity to promote the region even included delivering a copy of a guide book on the area to every member of US congress. So what will you find on a venture to Kurdistan? Well, there’s the opportunity to visit many of its ancient cities and towns such as Akre, which is built between three steep hillsides. The country also boasts some stunning natural beauty including the Bekhal and Gali Ali Beg waterfalls. Elsewhere, marvel at the history of the region with a visit to the Great Mosque of Soulimani, built in the 18th century.