Fodor's Expert Review Shams Al-Aseel

$ Bethlehem Middle Eastern Fodor's Choice

Tables face the rolling terraced hills of the West Bank, making this an unforgettable setting for a sunset meal. Try the musakhan chicken cooked in sumac or the maqluba rice pilaf served upside down; sip some local arak liquor or a Palestinian beer, and gaze at olive trees that have been growing here for centuries. You can also walk in the adjacent Makhrour Valley to picturesque nearby Battir. To get here, drive from Malha in Jerusalem toward Beit Jala. The site is in Area C, meaning it is accessible to both Palestinians and Israelis.

Middle Eastern Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice Family $

Quick Facts

Al Makhrour Rd.


Known For:
  • Stunning views
  • Chicken cooked in an underground oven
  • Relaxed and inexpensive spot

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