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Dukan Lake • دەریاچەی دوکان • بحيرة دوكان

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There is a southern lake, northern lake, and touristy river sections immediately up- and down-stream. The river sections are developed with gazebos and cabanas for families. Men without families are generally prohibited.

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The southern lake has some access points. One is near the dam's outflow, and another is near the Ashur Hotel. Neither have facilities.

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There are numerous archaeological sites and hills submerged under the dam's waters. Some of the hills can be visited by small little boats when the water is low enough.

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Dukan is the biggest lake in the KRG.
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The shore has lots of boats and is popular.

You can take a boat out to other shores, including splendid, isolated stretches of rock and sand. Simply give the boat a call when you are ready to be picked up again. A roundtrip costs about 30,000 IQD. Adjacent to the lake is the beautiful Hotel Ashur, which I have heard has a pretty good restaurant (but has poor-quality service).

There is an island across the way.
My favorite times are sunrise and sunset.
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http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/290120142

Refugees in cabins.

http://explorekurdistan.com/lake-dukan/