Jericho is a green oasis in the Jordan Valley, situated 30km east of Jerusalem, 7km west of the River Jordan, and 10km north of the Dead Sea, and lies 260 meters below sea level, making it the lowest town on earth.
The town of Jericho is the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world, dating back some 10,000 years. Jericho and its surrounding areas are filled with religious, archeological, and natural treasures. Just outside Jericho, adventurous and eco-loving travelers can enjoy a hike in Wadi Qelt and visit the Church of St. George in Kosiba. Inside Jericho, visitors can tour the ancient remains of Hisham’s Palace and Tel Es-Sultan. Overlooking Jericho is the Mount of Temptation. Take the cable car ride to the summit and enjoy the beautiful panorama of Jericho and the desert in the serenity of the mountaintop. The Dead Sea is just a few kilometers away, where visitors can enjoy a dip in the saltiest body of the water in the world.
Jericho also has several hotels such as the Intercontinental Hotel and the Jericho resort Village as well as a large variety of restaurants and activities.
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