Saddam palace just beside of work place Shapporji Pallonji in Basra. My accommodation was just 300 meters walkable distance from the palace. I was having a walk with Mr. Bhaskar HR of SP. He told me former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein built this palace but he never came here. He was fascinated by Indian Rajasthani worker who decorated this palace with amazing architectural design. Time passed 30 years people of Basra could not come to enter this place, it was closed. New government made a flower show in 2013 and people can enter presently to see the palace and it is now a tourist attraction. I am so lucky on the road and thanks to God have a chance to visit the palace.