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Al Auja Eco-Center

     
Al Auja EcoCenter is an environmental education center and guesthouse in Al-Auja village in the West Bank.  It was founded in 2010 by Friends of the Earth Middle East to educate local villagers about the importance of water conservation and ...
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Ein Es-Sultan

     
Very nearby Tel Es-Sultan lies the large spring of ancient Jericho known as “Ain es-Sultan”or “Elisha’s ...
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Hisham Palace

       
Also known as Khirbet el Mafjar, Hisham’s Palace is one of the main archeological sites in Jericho. Built in the 8th century during the Umayyad period as a hunting lodge and winter resort, its name is associated with the Umayyad Caliph el ...
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Jericho Cable Car

   
A must see attraction is Jericho’s famous cable car ride which takes visitors to the top of the Mount of Temptation and its caves. The complex not only houses the first cable car in Palestine, it was in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest ...
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Jericho City Market

 
Jericho City Market, also referred to in Arabic as “Al-Souk,” is located near the City Center Square. Jericho is one of the most important cities for agriculture in Palestine. You are invited to visit “Souk Areha” Jericho Market which ...
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Jericho Culture & Art Center

   
Established in 1991 following extensive refurbishment of the old Rivoli Cinema, the Jericho Culture and Art Centre was gutted by a devastating fire in 1992. Since that time it has been completely rebuilt.   The Centre’s goals are: to enhance ...
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Jericho Information Point

 
The Jericho Tourist Information Center is ready to provide you with:   - Public transportation cost lists within Jericho  - Cycling & Hiking Routes - Information for Cafes, Restaurants, and Hotels  - Contact information for guides in ...
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Jesus Baptismal Site - Qasr El Yahud

         
Jesus Baptismal Site is located on the banks of the Jordan River and is thought to be the site of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the New Testament. Christian tradition marks this site as the place of the “spiritual birth” of Jesus as ...
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Nabi Musa

     
Situated on one of the old roads along the Jerusalem and Jordan Valley, Nabi Musa is the site where, according to tradition, Moses is buried. The Tomb of Nabi Musa (the Prophet Moses) has been a site of annual pilgrimage since the time of Salah al-Din. The ...
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Qumran

       
Located 20 km south of Jericho is Qumran, the site where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a Bedouin shepherd Mohammad Al Deeb in 1947. The scrolls were hidden in clay jars inside the cliffs, high above the Dead Sea. Among the findings were books ...
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Russian Museum

   
The Russian Museum and Park Complex in Jericho is situated in the so called "Joseph Land Plot" which has belonged to Russia since 1883. Between  2010-2011, by edict of D.A. Medvedev, the former president of the Russian Federation, ...
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Shahwan’s Synagogue

     
One of three ancient synagogues in Jericho is Shahwan’s Synagogue, originally named Shalom Al Yisrael (Peace be upon Israel).  It was discovered in 1936 by a British family who was digging foundations for a new home. Now it is located within the ...
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Sugar Mills

   
Recent historical and archeological records show that the sugar industry was one of the main economic activities in the Jordan Valley as far back as the medieval period. Located in the lower foothills of Mount Quruntal (Temptation) in the Jordan ...
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Tel Es-Sultan

   
About 2 km northwest of Jericho, lies Tel Es-Sultan or Tel Jericho. Excavation on the site has revealed layers of cities and human habitation dating as far back as 9600 – 7700 BC, around 10,000 years, earning Jericho the name of “the ...
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The Dead Sea

     
The Dead Sea, known in Arabic as Al Bahr Al–Mayyeit, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. It lies 423 meters below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ...
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The Franciscan Church of the Good Shepherd

     
The Latin Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd is one of the most beautiful churches in Jericho. It was built by the famous Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi in 1924 and is dedicated to Jesus the Good Shepherd, as he know to Bartimaeus and Zacchaeus. It is ...
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The Jericho Mosaic Center

 
Established in 2000 as part of the “Requalification and Valorization of the Tourist and Archaeological Resources of Qasr Hisham” Project, the main objective of the Center was to train specialized personnel in all aspects of mosaic production, with ...
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The Monastery of St. George - Wadi El Qelt

     
Stretching from the suburbs of Jerusalem to Jericho and the Jordan Valley, the path of Wadi Qelt is an amazing experience for hikers and nature lovers. Besides being a breathtaking hike, you can also travel by car or bus through the narrow Wadi Qelt Road and ...
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The Monastery of St. Gerasimos - Deir Hajla

     
Founded by St. Gerasimus in 455AD, this Greek Orthodox Monastery is one of the oldest in Palestine. The history of the Monastery is also closely linked to other Christian narratives. Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus were believed to have found refuge in a ...
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The Monastery of Temptation - Deir Qruntal

       
The Mount of Temptation is traditionally considered the site where Christ was tempted by the devil during his 40-day fast. The place is also sometimes referred to as Mount Quarantania or Jabal ...
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The Palestinian Equestrian Club

   
The First of its kind in Palestine and founded back in 1997 under the patronage of the H.E. the late President Yaser Arafat, the Equestrians Club is dedicated to teaching people of all ages and from all walks of live the principles and skills of good ...
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Tree of Zacchaeus - Sycamore Tree

     
The Sycamore tree is over 2000 years old and is located at Al-Jummezeh Square in the City Center of Jericho. Tradition has it that this is the tree Zacchaeus climbed when Jesus was passing through the town. ...
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Wadi El Qelt

       
The valley is a wonderful place for hiking tours, especially in the winter. The valley stretches from the suburbs of Jerusalem in the west to Jericho and Jordan River in the east. All along the beautiful path of the wadi hikers will enjoy the natural view of ...
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