Erbil, also known as Hewler, is the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. It is located northwest of Baghdad.
Rawandiz, also spelled Rawanduz, Rowanduz, or Rwandz, is a city of Iraqi Kurdistan, located in the Soran District of Erbil Governorate, Iraq, close to the borders with Iran and Turkey. Rawandiz was the capital of the historical Soran Emirate.
It is called so after the Atabikian Sultan Muzefer al-ddin Koukebri, who has ruled over Erbil from 1190 till 1232 A.D, and during his reign, the city lived it’s Golden Age
The Bexal waterfall is one of the most striking picnic locations in Kurdistan. Fresh water exudes from a spring, down a beautiful rock formation. Visitors are free to climb the rocks as high as they can.