Get the Chance to Discover the Hidden Treasures of Palestine and Find Out its Mystery
Commonly known as the Promised Land or the Holy Land, Palestine is the origin of Judaism and Christianity. Palestine has been under many different leaders wherein some of them are Egyptians, Arabs and Romans. With different empire and government that has conquered this holy land, tourist destinations caters various blends of culture and heritages.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is an important city for religions like Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This destination in Palestine is a perfect combination of the modern life and the ancient times, as structures from the old days and the present time is side by side in this city. Jerusalem is an amazing example of comparing the yesteryears to its future.
Situated in the central West Bank, Bethlehem is a Palestinian city also known as the House of Bread. Mostly seen in Christmas cards, Bethlehem is truly one of the most visited places in Palestine. This destination not only showcases historic religious sites and structures, but it also bear fascinating cultural centers and bazaars.
Jericho is said to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Religiously claimed as the “City of Palm Trees,” this destination in Palestine is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the country. One of the highlights during a trip to Jericho is exploring the infamous Tel Al-Sultan or the Ancient Jericho.
Home of the largest Palestinian institutions of higher learning, Nablus is also a commercial and cultural center of Palestine. This destination is sandwiched between Mt. Ebal and Mt. Gerizim, which creates a photo perfect view of the town and its surroundings. Nablus is being known for its local soaps produced using olive oils as well as olive wood carving.
Jenin is the lowest city apart from Jericho in the West Bank. Situated north of the West Bank, the city of Jenin in Palestine is where one of the oldest churches is located and is believed that this is where Jesus healed the lepers in the village of Burqin.
One of the heavily populated regions in the world, Gaza Strip is bordered by Egypt, Israel and Palestine. One of the most stunning coastlines along the Mediterranean is found in this destination. Alluring as it may look, Gaza Strip’s history began three millennia ago.
Located in Jericho, Hisham’s Palace plays a significant part in the Islamic archaeological site. The exquisiteness of Hisham’s Palace makes it one of the most visited destinations in Palestine. Floors and pillars are covered with fine mosaic arts and baths are some of the scenes that tourists will see inside.
Hebron – the largest city in West Bank and second largest in Palestine next to Gaza – is believed to be the place where Adam and Eve lived after the Garden of Eden. This destination is considered to be one of the holiest cities for Judaism. Hebron is said to be where the tombs of biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs are situated.
The Church of the Nativity
The Church of the Nativity is a basilica situated in Bethlehem, Palestine and believed to be where Jesus of Nazareth was born. This destination is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a significant site for Christians and Muslims. The Church of the Nativity, also called the Basilica of Nativity, is one of the oldest working Christian churches to date. Sadly, this destination is also considered as a heritage site in danger.
Mount of Temptation
Although this is the exact location where the devil tempted Jesus, Mount of Temptation remains to be one of the most important sites for believers. The mountain peak showcases a picturesque view of the Dead Sea as well as the Jordan Valley. Tourist will notice or pass by a monastery going to the peak of Mount of Temptation.