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Auja EcoCenter

 
 The Auja EcoCenter is an environmental education center and guesthouse in the 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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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 the Palestine to the west. It lies some 423 meters below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface. The Dead Sea is 377 ...
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Deir Hajla and the Monastery of St. Gerasimus

 
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 ...
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Deir Quruntal & the Monastery of Temptation

   
Another one of Jericho beautiful sites is the Greek Orthodox Monastery on Mount of Temptation also known as Jabel Quruntul dates back to the 12th century. The Greek Orthodox Monastery lies about 350 meters above Jericho, perched on a rocky ledge northwest of ...
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Hisham Palace

 
Also known as Khirbet el Mafjar. Hisham Palace is one of the main archeological sites in Jericho. Built in the 8th century during the Umayyad period as a hunting lodge or spring winder resort, it’s name is associated with the Umayyad caliph el ...
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Jericho City

 
Jericho is a green oasis in the Jordan Valley some 30 Km east of Jerusalem, 7 km west of the River Jordan, 10 Km north of the Dead Sea It lies some 260 meters below sea level making it the lowest town in earth. The town of Jericho is the oldest continuously ...
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Jericho Culture & Art Centre

 
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 the ...
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Monastery of St. George

   
Stretching from the suburbs or Jerusalem to Jericho and the Jordan Valley, the path of the 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 ...
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Nabi Musa

   
Situated on one of the old roads along the Jerusalem and Jordan Valley. This 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 first ...
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Palestinian Equestrian Club / Horse Riding

   
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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Qumran and Ein Fashkha

   
Located some twenty km south of Jericho is Qumran, the site where the famous Dead Sea Scroll 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 ...
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Russian Museum and park complex in Jericho

 
 Russian Museum & park complex in Jericho is situated in so called "Joseph land plot" which has belonged to Russia since 1883.In 2010-2011 by the edict of D.A. Medvedev, the former president of Russian Federation, a museum construction was ...
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Sugar Mills - Tawaheen es-Sukkar

 
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 Valley is ...
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Sycamore Tree

 
The Sycamore tree is over 2000 years old and is located at the Al-Jummezeh Square in the City Center. Tradition has it that this is the tree Zacchaeus cimbed when Jesus was passing through the town.   "Jesus entered Jericho and was passing ...
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Tell Es-Sultan

 
About 2 km northwest of Jericho, lies Tell es-Sultan or Tel Jericho. Excavation on the site have revealed layers of cities and human habitation dating back to around 9600 – 7700 BC around 10,000 years earning Jericho the name “the Oldest city in ...
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The 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 ...
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The Jericho Mosaic Center

 
Established in 2000 as part of the “Requalification and Valorisation of the Tourist and Archaeological Resources of Qasr Hisham” project, the main objective of the Centre was to train specialised personnel in all aspects of mosaic production, ...
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The Spanish Garden Park

 
Located near the town center is the Spanish Garden which was officially opened in 1999. The development of the site was funded by the Spanish Government and was established over 30 dunums of land. The site is a beautiful public garden ideal of late-night ...
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Wadi al-Qilt: Nature, Culture & Religion

   
Introduction: 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 ...
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