Attractions from Kuwait


The National Museum of Kuwait

Once the National Museum of Kuwait was one of the most important centres of preservation of Islamic culture, but the ravages of the Iraqi invasion put this to a stop by vandalizing many of the works of art. The remainder of the museum and the stolen works of art, which have been returned from Iraq, some in better condition than others, are on display.

The parliament of Kuwait:

Inspired by the characteristic Bedouin tents the Danish architect Jørn Utzon has designed the Kuwaiti Parliament building of Kuwait City. The debates in parliament, which give us a glimpse of a foreign parliamentary government, are open to the public and the tourists. For the sake of the tourists the debate is simultaneously interpreted into English.

The ruins on the Failaka Island.

All there is to be seen on the Failaka Island are ruins. The oldest ruins are from the Dilmun people inhabiting the island approximately 2000 years B.C. Archaeologists have dug out some of the finds on the island, and deciphering the inscriptions shows that Failaka presumably was the centre of the now 4000-year-old culture. Elsewhere on the island proof has been found that Alexander the Great also had his say on the island as he ruled the area approximately 330 B.C. He named the island Icarus and had a temple built which today, along with a stone slab with inscriptions, is a clear indication of his presence.

Kuwait City

Kuwait Towers

Kuwait Towers were opened in 1979. The towers have become to the city what Utzon's opera house is to Sydney and the Eiffel Tower to Paris. The three towers serve as water towers, restaurant and a lookout turret. The smallest of the towers only serves the purpose of illuminating the others.

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