Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

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Auja Eco Center

  • Tour–Sight

This tiny Palestinian village north of Jericho has turned an acute water shortage into an ecotourism opportunity. Established by Friends...

Banana Land

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

This is the only water park in the West Bank. Around the swimming pools you encounter Palestinian families enjoying a day off. ...

Hisham's Palace

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Known as Khirbet al-Mafjar in Arabic, this recently restored palace has exquisite stonework and a spectacular mosaic floor. Hisham was...

Jericho Cable Car

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

To the west of Tel Jericho is the Mount of Temptation, identified by tradition as the "exceedingly high mountain" from which Satan tempted...

Qasr Al Yahud

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This is the site where Jesus is said to have been baptized (Matthew 3:13–17), and where the Israelites crossed the Jordan River to...

Russian Museum

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Russian funding has given a glorious status to the gnarled sycamore that tradition identifies as the Tree of Zacchaeus, which the chief...

Tel Jericho

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Also called Tel es-Sultan (Sultan's Hill), Tel Jericho covers the legendary ancient city. Nearly 200 years of excavations have still...

Telul Abu'Alayiq

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The remains of the royal palace of the Hasmonean dynasty (2nd–1st centuries BC) have been uncovered at Telul Abu'Alayiq. In the 1st...