My West Asia Bucket List

Persepolis
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The cradle of civilisation – this is a region I would love to visit…

Iran: This Middle Eastern country would rank amongst the very top of countries I would love to visit. Esfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis and Mashhad are the key places that I would like to explore in this country.

Oman: Amongst all the countries in the Gulf region, this is the one that I might like to most visit. There are a few areas of historical importance in this country such as Bahla Fort, in addition to the capital city of Muscat that I would be interested in seeing.

Jordan: The ruins of Petra are world-famous. In addition, a visit to the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Jerash and Amman would be on the agenda here.

Lebanon: I have always been keen to visit “The Paris of the East”, Beirut. In addition, Lebanon has a wealth of historical places that I would love to see, such as Tripoli, Baalbeck, Byblos and Tyre.

Turkey: Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul would easily be in my list of Top 10 cities to visit (maybe even Top 5). Other places I would love to visit include Konya and places with ruins of Roman heritage, such as Ephesus, on the Mediterranean Coast.

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