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Nature & Eco-tourism

The concept of eco-tourism in Palestine is still relatively new. Nevertheless, as a Destination, Palestine does have lots more to offer besides in many religious and historical shrines and attractions. Today, tourism in Palestine is closely related to both environment and nature. Visitors want to see and understand not just the tourist sites but they want to learn about the ecosystem which supports the natural and heritage places.

Many visitors are surprised to find that Jericho, the oldest City in the world and Nablus with its famous Mt. Jerzim inhabited by the Samarians, are still lively, important sites. Let us not forget the long, slender land of Gaza and its famous Wadi bounded by the Mediterranean Sea.

The varying geographical and climates are represented by the Mediterranean Sea, the long shore line of Gaza, the Jerusalem Mountains, the eastern slops and the Rift “Jericho and EL-GOUR” valley. Within a small area the biodiversity is truly astounding: more than 2720 plant species “Flora Palaestina” and around 520 birds dwell /resident or migrate through this compact ecological area. Many avian species journey all the way from Africa to Europe through small land bridges in the south and center of Palestine. In addition, more than 70 species of mammals and thousands of other insects, reptiles and amphibians are represented in this compact but diverse stretch of land.

Useful Information

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Language Information At Palestine – The official language of Palestine is Arabic, but English is widely spoken at Palestine. Read more Electricity Information – You will get single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz, Most power sockets have three pin holes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs. Read more Palestine is one of the most amazing places on the earth. It is a country where notable religious figures of Christians, Muslims and Jews once walked on earth including Jesus Christ, Mohamed the Prophet and King David. Here are some tips to enhance the experience in Palestine. Read more