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Ctesiphon and Salman Pak

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(Information last updated Sep 2020)

Ctesiphon is a ruin in Iraq's Baghdad Belts. It was once an ancient Persian capital city, but only a former palace, with the world's largest unreinforced arch, remains standing. The town of Salman Pak is nearby, and is also covered in this article.

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The Arch of Ctesiphon
  • 1 Arch of Ctesiphon (Tāq Kasrā). Only visible remaining structure of the ancient city of Ctesiphon. This arc was built in the 3rd century AD by the Parthians and is the world's largest single-span brick arc. Taq-i Kisra (Q1486703) on Wikidata Taq Kasra on Wikipedia
  • 2 Salman Al-Farsi Mosque. Contains the burial place of Salman the Persian, an early companion of Islamic prophet Muhammad. Salman Al-Farsi Mosque (Q61897976) on Wikidata Salman Al-Farsi Mosque on Wikipedia


Salman Pak[edit]

  • Sweets Factory Hussein Alchukrgi


  • Ovens and Pastries Mustafa


There are no hotels in Ctesiphon or Salman Pak. Baghdad is nearby, however, and it's home to several hotels.

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