11 beautiful locations to visit in Muslim countries

Just this past week President Donald Trump imposed a temporary ban on people from a select number of Muslim countries from entering the United States. Those countries included, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, on the basis of national security and the threat of terrorism.

As a result, people have taken to the streets and protested as visiting family members, legal immigrants and refugees were turned away from the airport. What’s worth noting, though, is that not a single refugee from any of the seven nations have undertaken any fatal attacks in the United States. 

Some people have argued that such a ban incites fear and aggression towards a people who are vulnerable and, namely those from Syria, are fleeing the worst civil war the world has seen in recent times.

But President Trump says the decision had to be made swiftly, because there are “a lot of bad ‘dudes’ out there.”

If you think there are a lot of bad dudes out there, too, and think compassion is the price to pay for national security, then take some time to understand that there are a whole lot of incredible, educated, friendly, intelligent, funny dudes out there from Muslim countries, too.

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If you do wish to understand the world that President Trump is placing bans on, then take a look at 11 of the most beautiful locations worth a visit in Muslim countries.

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1. The Dead Sea

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The Dead Sea is bordered by Jordan, Israel and Palestine.

2. Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq

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An ancient temple more than 4,000 years old.

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3. Nasir al-Mulk, Iran

Commonly known as the Pink Mosque because of the beautiful colours that pour through the building during the day.

4. Petra, Jordan

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Large tombs and temples can be found here built right into the mountains. You’ll feel like you’re on the set of Indiana Jones.

5. Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Known as the Blue City, Chefchaouen is found in the Rif Mountains in northwest Morocco.

6. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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The main place of worship and one of the most popular tourism spots in the country.

7. Ayub National Park, Pakistan

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More than 900 hectares of forest, lakes and hiking tracks.

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8. Sewu Temple, Indonesia

Sewu Temple is the 2nd largest Buddhist temple in Central Java and one of the best pieces of ancient Javanese architecture in the world. The original name of this temple compound is ”Prasada Vajrasana Manjusrigrha” based on Kelurak & Manjusrigrha inscription. There are a total of 257 buildings in the complex, arranged in rows surrounding the main temple. This arrangement is known as a “Mandala pattern” an expression of how Mahayana Buddhism views the universe. #indonesiaculture #sewutemple #candisewu #candi #temple #templephotography #tamron1750 #instatravel #architecture #architecturephotography #instaphoto #photography #snapshot #canon7d #art #capture #moment #pics #traveling #instago #instagood #photooftheday #tourism #instapasport #mytravelgram #trip #fotografia #instanusantara

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An eighth-century Buddhist temple located in central Java.

9. Perdana Botanical Gardens, Malaysia

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A park frequented by locals and travellers who like to enjoy a bit of nature in the centre of this busy city.



10. Hoggar Mountains, Algeria

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A rocky mountain range in the central Sahara, mostly made up of volcanic rock.

11. Luxor, Egypt

Ancient ruins make up what feels like the most extensive outdoor museum in the world.

How many of these places look worth putting on the bucket list? Do you think a temporary immigration ban on Muslim countries is the answer to a complicated problem? Let us know in the comments section below.

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