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Holy Land

THE LAND OF ALL RELIGIONS

 

ABOUT HOLYLAND

The Holy Land has been the focus of travel and pilgrimage for centuries and continues to attract visitors on the same basis even today, owing to their economic, religious and cultural importance and an ironic ability to create division and hostility.

 

The Holy Land also represents the landscape in which the Roman Empire's expansion, the Jewish Diaspora, the medieval Crusades and (most recently) the modern Arab-Israeli conflict has been played out, making their own contribution to the strategic and military interest of the region. 

 

The term "Holy Land" usually refers to a territory roughly corresponding to the modern State of Israel, the Palestinian territories, western Jordan, and parts of southern Lebanon and of southwestern Syria. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all regard it as holy.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

CAPITAL

Jerusalem

FLAG

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OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Arabic/Hebrew

POPULATION

9,168,750

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TIME ZONE

UTC+2 (IST), UTC+3 (IDT)

Summer (DST)

 

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AREA

28,092 km2

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CALLING CODE

+972

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CURRENCY

New Shekel (ILS)

DISCOVER HOLYLAND

 
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MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY

Jerusalem

with its historical past and present, is the most beautiful city in the world, needs a long time to be able to observe what the city had witnessed through the centuries.   It has been ruled over hundreds of years by hundreds of nations and governments. From there it is gifted with its historical ruins and antiquity. It is the heart of Christianity where Jesus was crucified and buried. It is also a Holy Place for the Muslims and the Jews. In Jerusalem, there are so many to observe, such as The holy sepulchre, Mount of Olives, Bethany, Mary’s Tomb, The Dome of the rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, the City Wall with it eight gates, the Wailing Wall, the Pool of Solomon, the Kedron Valley, Sister of Zion, The Tomb of Christ, Ein Karem.

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Hebron

TOWN OF THE

FRIEND OF ALLAH

The “Town of the friend of Allah “is one of the oldest cities in Palestine. The main attraction is the Cave of Machpelah above which Haram Al-Khaleel was built by Herod the Great. Also, you can see Mamre, where our Father Abraham built an altar for the Lord and the old Oak Tree, where Abraham built a tent when he came from Haran.

Hebron is famous for its grapes, fruits, pottery and glasswork.

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Bethlehem

CITY OF PEACE

The city of peace and faith is the birthplace of Christianity, where you can observe the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto, the House of King David family, the star of Bethlehem, the Shepherds Field where the angels appeared to the shepherds and told them about saviour birth in Bethlehem, Theodosius Monastery Mar Saba Monastery, The Herodion, Salomon Pools (Ertas), and The Virgin Well (AL-Seeda). It is famous for its hand-carved olive wood and mother of pearls, The Wine Factory museums, and Folklore.

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Nazareth

THE VILLAGE OF JESUS

Mostly comprising of Arab Muslim population and Christians, Nazareth town has been known as the place where Jesus spent his adolescent days. Get a feel of ancient days while taking the archaeological tour of Nazareth Village – also known as the village of Jesus. Counted among the top Holy Land places to visit, Nazareth aptly evokes the divine feeling.

Old flea market and quite a few eateries to explore make Nazareth truly a delight. This is a place where you must spend a couple of days if you are out exploring the best of The Holy Land.

Tel Aviv

COSTAL CITY

Roam around & explore the Carmel market, take a trip to Sharona (the oldest modern village existing today), enjoy the scenic sunset, and dance the night out at throbbing discs of Tel Aviv! Besides, the coastal city has some of the most happening beaches in Israel, such as Gordon Beach, Frishman Beach, and Banana Beach. With an extended coastline, Tel Aviv offers a lot of water activities and access to its rich marine parks.

There are plenty of ancient museums exhibiting the rich past of the place that is known to be the seat of Islam and Christianity. Places like Tayelet are known to offer piers and boardwalk beaches, where you can choose to take a long walk or go biking. For its rich history and diverse culture, a visit to Tel Aviv is a must.

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Dead Sea

LOWEST POINT ON EARTH

Located almost 400 m below the sea level in the heart of Israel, Dead Sea is nature’s true wonder and one of the famous places to visit in Israel. It’s sweeping landscapes and secluded charm enthrall every traveler planning a trip to Israel. The water body has the salt content of higher density, which makes humans float in the super saline water effortlessly.

For nature lovers, there are places in and around the Dead Sea that make an ideal escape. Barren and jagged, the coastal areas of Dead Sea are well embellished with places such as Dead Sea Resthouse, Adventure City Fun Park, and Qumran Caves. These locations in the West Bank make this region one of the top places to visit in Israel.

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