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Jerusalem

ancient city in the Judean Mountains

26km

31.783335.2167

Ramallah

Palestinian city in the West Bank

28km

31.935.2

Bethlehem

city in West Bank, Palestine

31km

31.70305635.195556

Nablus

city in Nablus Governorate, Palestinian Authority

39km

32.2158235.27258

Dead Sea (Israel and the West Bank)

The Dead Sea (Hebrew: ים המלח, Hebrew transliteration:Yam HaMelach; Arabic: البحر الميت, Arabic transliteration: al-Bahir al-Mayyit) has its western coast in Israel and the West Bank. It is the lowest point in the world at 394.6 m (1269 ft) below sea level. 25 km of Dead Sea coastline lie within Palestinian Authority territory, including Qumran and Ein Feshka.

49km

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Hebron

city in the West Bank, Palestinian territories

49km

31.53333335.095

Amman

capital of Jordan

53km

31.9511435.92409

Beit Shean Valley

The Beit She'an Valley is an area in the Jordan Valley of northern Israel. It consists of the town of Beit She'an (also spelled Beit/Bet/Beth Shean/She'an/Shan), as well as a number of kibbutzim and other small agricultural communities.

59km

32.479435.5058

Tiberias

city in northeast Palestine

87km

32.7818635.52747

Gaza Strip

– the largest city in the Palestinian Territories, with 450,000 people, Gaza city is a coastal city and the administrative capital of the Gaza Governorate, but it has been heavily damaged in several wars between Israel and Hamas and, due to border closures by Israel and Egypt, you probably can't get in

130km

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Desert Castles

fortified palaces or castles in what used to be the Umayyad province of Bilad ash-Sham

148km

31.1394736.63848
Sights

Tell es-Sultan

This site is the center of archaeological digs in Jericho. It was the location of the ancient Jericho of the Biblical times and is located some 2 km north-west of the modern city centre, overlooking the natural spring of Ein Sultan. If you prefer to focus on other things, then it is relatively easy to see the gist of the site from the surrounding roads. The site's car park features not one but two separate fountains both claiming to be Elisha's spring.

2.1km

31.8711111135.44388889

Hisham's Palace

This winter palace was built by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham Ibn Abdul Malek, before being destroyed by an earthquake soon after completion in 747 CE. The extensive site contains royal buildings, a mosque, water fountains and spectacular mosaic floors.

3.3km

31.882535.45972222

Wadi Qelt

river in Palestinian territories

4.0km

31.84431635.414257

Deir Hajla

The Greek Orthodox monastery of Deir Hajla near Jericho commemorates St. Gerasimus, whose lavra was nearby. Gerasimus left his family wealth and worldly affairs to become a monk. He departed for the region Thebaid in the Egyptian desert, later again returning to his native Lycia. About the middle of 5th century Saint Gerasimus went to Palestine and settled in wilderness near the Jordan River. There he established a monastery and became known for his righteous life of asceticism and prayer. The story of Gerasimus and the lion, when the saint tamed the animal by removing a thorn from its paw and taught it obedience, became widely known in the Christian world. He is reputed to have attended to the Fourth Ecumenical Council at Chalcedon in 451.The history of the monastery is also linked to another Christian narrative. Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus were said to have found refuge in a cave here during their flight from Herod. An underground chapel was built on the spot where the Holy Family is believed to have spent the night. The crypt floor also contains the bones of monks who were massacred during the Persian conquest of the Holy Land.

6.4km

31.8202777835.50194444

Kalya

Also has a water park with hot water pools and slides. There are three beaches near Kalia, all of which are closed off and charge a fee to get in.

9.7km

31.7486416735.46622778

West Bank

part of the Palestinian territories near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia

15km

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Dead Sea

salt lake bordering Jordan and Israel

33km

31.535.5

Mount Gerizim

mountain in Judea and Samaria Area, Israel

38km

32.1994444435.27277778

Jacob's Well

The spot where it is believed that a Samaritan woman offered a drink from the well to Jesus and he then revealed to her that he was the Messiah (John 4:5), is located here. All Western monotheistic religions also believe this to be a site where Jacob camped near Shechem during his travels, hence the name. A Greek Orthodox Church is located on the site, and it is free to tour. Its hours are unpredictable, however. Ask a taxi driver downtown to take you to "Be'er Ya'akov" (₪2-5). If you come for a visit, do not venture down the road away from the city center as you will find yourself inside rough neighbourhoods.

39km

32.2119444435.27777778

Mount Ebal

mountain in the immediate vicinity of the city of Nablus in the West Bank

41km

32.23435.2733

Kifl Haris

village council in Salfit Governorate

41km

32.1186111135.15694444

Aqabah

village in Tubas Governorate

46km

32.3377535.41677778

The Freedom Theatre

A theatre in the refugee camp hosting a large variety of plays and productions, many concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With it's dedication to bringing art to the community the Freedom Theatre is a visible and well-known institution in Jenin. The theatre is also accepts volunteers from the artistic community. For visitors, there's a small café within the theatre complex.

60km

32.463435.2872

Sepphoris

archaeological site and national park in Israel

86km

32.7455555635.27861111

El-Jazzar Mosque

Built in 1781, it is one of the largest mosques in Israel. Jezzar Pasha and his successor Suleiman Pasha are buried in a small graveyard adjacent to the mosque. In a shrine on the second level of the mosque, a single hair from the prophet Mohammed's beard is kept and shown on special ceremonial occasions.

109km

32.9227055635.07031389

Church of Saint Porphyrius

Orthodox church, celebrating Saint Porphyrius who was Bishop of Gaza around 395-420 CE. The current church was built around 1150 by crusaders and renovated extensively in 1856.

114km

31.50395934.46203

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Jericho

Palestinian territories
Jericho , the "City of Palms", is a small city within the Palestinian Territories close to the northern end of Dead Sea and some 55 km from Jerusalem.

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