Rawanduz is is a city in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The striking scenery has been noted by a number of visitors to the region, The Rawanduz gorge is said to the be finest in Asia.
The Pank tourist Resort, which was opened in 2007 by Hazem Kurda, a former refugee of Saddam Hussein's regime, is the first such resort in Iraq. It includes a ferris wheel and other rides, including a toboggan. When complete it will include a five-star hotel, restaurants, swimming pools, saunas, tennis courts, helipads and mini golf.
Hotel Hranda: Standard Iraqi "motel" style hotel. Warm water, cable tv, heating, and amazing views over the surrounding mountains. 50.000 dinar after a bit of haggling, includes breakfast. Friendly manager/owner might take you on a trip to Pank Resort if he feels like it.