Israel being host to one of the ancient civilizations is also one of the most visited tourist places in the world. The birthplace of Judaism and Christianity is known for its religious sites, archaeological and heritage tourism. Its coastal plains are surrounded by mountainous regions and are also home to the Jordan valley rift, which has many fresh water and salt water bodies. Below we list out five must-see tourist attractions in Israel:
One of the oldest cities in the world Jerusalem is visited by 3.5 million people every year. It is holy city to three religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Jerusalem is the host to the most sacred places for Jewish people, which include the Temple Mount, the site of ancient temple in Jerusalem and the Western Wall at its foot. Other important sites to visit include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock, which in fact is a shrine.
If you want to take look at the modern life in Israel, Tel- Aviv, which is the county’s economic and cultural center is a must visit place. The city is host to entertainment, cultural festivals, and shopping centers. It is one of the top beach cities in the world and also boasts of restaurants providing diverse cuisines. You can have your food while gazing at the shores of Mediterranean.
The Dead Sea
It is called as “dead” sea because of high salt content in its waters, but it rather serves as a one big health spa. With the salt content ten times that of the ocean it is host to buoyant waters, which also means you need not worry about drowning in this sea. These waters and the Dead Sea mud is the healing matter for many suffering from different types of skin diseases. Located 1360 feet below sea level it is also the lowest point on the earth.
The Baha’i gardens in Haifa
Also known as Hanging Gardens of Haifa it is a group of spectacular garden terraces around the Shrine of Bab on Mount Carmel. Registered as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site it consists of 18 terraces engulfed in nine concentric circles. Designed by Fariborz Sahba, these gardens gaze at the city Of Haifa.
This resort city of Israel is located on the shore of the Red Sea. The bay is host to stunning beaches, a coral reserve, and underwater observatory from where you can safely gaze at the diverse and fascinating sea life.