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Visiting Israel. 5 things everyone should do on this holy land

Holy Israel more and more often gets to wish-list of many tourists. A lot of people have a desire to visit this beautiful country not only because of Jerusalem. Israel is proud of many other places for tourists to stay and have an unforgettable holidays here. So are you ready to know about 5 the most important things why is it worth visiting this country?

1. Walk through the Old City of Jerusalem

holy land of Jerusalem

The old city of Jerusalem is the heart of Israel, in which the history of several thousand years is kept. Here one narrow street is replaced by another and at every step there are a lot sights and holy places. The air smells of spices, street food and sun. A compulsory ritual during a walk is to leave a note with a cherished desire in the Wailing Wall. This is part of the ancient wall around the Temple Mount of Old Jerusalem, preserved after the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem.

More than 1 000 000 notes are left in the Wailing Wall every year.

2. Bathing in the Dead Sea

girl is bathing in the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is famous for therapeutic mud, and water contains a large concentration of salt. So, you will not be able to drown here, even if you do not know how to swim at all. So cover your body with medicinal mud and lie on the water like a star. The Dead Sea is also the lowest point on the Earth, and the oxygen content in the air here is much higher than usual.

On the shore of the Dead Sea is the Ein Gedi Reserve – one of the ten places that must be visited on the planet according to National Geographic. Ein Gedi is an oasis in the Judean desert with caves, waterfalls and a botanical garden.

430 m – water level in the Dead Sea.
This is the lowest land area on the Earth.

3. Meeting of the dawn at the fortress of Masada

sunrise over Masada fortress

The fortress of Masada is a symbol of freedom and one of the most visited sights of Israel. It is on a steep hill at an altitude of 450 meters. Meet the dawn in the fortress is an obligatory thing to do while traveling to Israel. From here you will get a stunning view of the desert, and because of the high content of bromine, the air with the first rays of the sun is painted in the most incredible shades.

Masada is known for its sad history: in the first century of our era, during the Jewish War, a thousand Jews defended this fortress from the Roman legions. When the inner defensive wall fell, the Jews preferred to perish, but not to surrender to the Romans.

There are about 300 sunny days in Tel Aviv every year.

4. Visit to the nightclubs of Tel Aviv

nightlife in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is the center of Israel’s business life. And yet it is a free and very liberal city. It is great for recreation and hangouts: here you can spend days swimming in the sea, in the evenings you can go hanging out in bars, and at night hanging out at trendy parties.

It’s interesting and easy to make walking tours around Tel Aviv: skyscrapers and business offices are mixed with low-rise two-story houses and geometric houses in the Bauhaus style.

5. Getting to know the local cuisine

food of Israeli cuisine

Israeli cuisine is diverse and very tasty. Falafel and hummus, cholent, malawah, and meorav yerushalmi are the most common Jewish dishes.

Cholent is a delicious roast, which is prepared for Shabbat. Malawah are pancakes with spicy and sweet fillings. Meorav yerushalmi is a meat dish, cooked on a grill with spices.

Do not forget to try pomegranate wine and knafeh – a delicate dessert made of thin vermicelli, goat cheese, almonds and sugar syrup. In general, try everything you see for the first time – there are no tasteless dishes in Israeli cuisine.

We also recommend you to read our article Where to go in August: 10 places for the most unforgettable holidays (Part 2).

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