Palestine (Western Asia), a land of diverse tourist opportunity, squeezes between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. The country pleases the globetrotters with its rich culture, extensive religion, gripping antiquity, and friendliness. The not-to-be-missed holiest site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is located on the religious land of Jerusalem. The Old City of Jerusalem, which is home to the Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is a remarkable site where ‘Jesus was crucified’. The best time to visit Bethlehem, the birthplace city of Jesus Christ, is during Christmas days. Pay a short visit to the religious and the historical site of Jericho (Ariha) that is the lowest (260 meters below sea level) and the oldest inhabited city in the world. Other attractive visiting spots are the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the Tel Es-Sultan and the Quarantine in Jericho, the Crusader Church in al-Bireh, and the Kirbit al-Tireh in Ramallah.
Roam around and admire the abundant fields of the renowned Shepherd’s Fields in the Palestinian town of Beit Sahour. Strolling through the Manger Square and into the Church of Nativity will give you a spiritual experience. Admire the beautiful beaches, seafood delights, and the archeological sites, such as the Great Omari Mosque and the Church of St. Prophyrus in the trading harbor and cultural center of Gaza.
Built in the seventh century as a winter resort, the palace of the Umayyad Caliph Hisham is one of the finest examples of the Islamic art and architecture. Learn about the Palestine culture by visiting the olive wood carving and pearl carving factories in Bethlehem, the olive soap factory in the city of Nablus, and the bread-making factory in Hebron. You can also view the Palestine art and culture in the Heritage Centers, which comprise ethnic clothes, beverages like tea or Arabic coffee, the Dabke dance concerts, and relaxations at the Bedouin tents.
A brief halt at Taybeh, a Christian town in Palestine, will be great for your beer refreshments. Receive the enthralling palatable experience of the Palestine cuisines and delicacies like hummus, grilled lamb, and multifarious mezzas at the finest restaurants. The Main Square of the Lion Heads in the city of Ramallah is a wonderful site for shopping.
In your spare time, you can visit the Abraham Mosque, the Oak of Abraham, the Moscoby Church, and the Hebron Museum in the city of Hebron. Other attractive tourist sites are the Jenin ‘the Garden Spring’, the Napoleon’s Fort, the Arafat’s Tomb, and the ruins of the Ottoman Court and the Cannons.