Imam Hussain's Shrine, Karbala

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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. Plan trip to Karbala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • A ornate and spiritual shrine. The place is crowded with pilgrims visiting to pay their respect and to ask favors.  more »
  • The interior of this Shrine, (as well as Imam Ali's Shrine in Najaf ) are superlative! They both attest to Persians' refined skills in decorating with mirror mosaics and chandeliers.Iraqis, unlike...  more »

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