One of the activities travelers have to include in their bucket lists is to visit Israel. Apart from the chance to visit the numerous historical sites, experiencing Israel travel opens your eyes and heart to geographical diversity, rich culture and history as well as to religiosity. Although this country is relatively small, Israel is much bigger when it comes to attractions and fun activities, from visiting religious sites to enjoying exquisite Mediterranean beaches. Considered as the Holy Land by Muslims, Christians and Jews, this Middle Eastern country is the right travel destination for all types of travelers because of what it has to offer. Yearly, nearly one and two million people fly to Israel to discover and explore this beautiful country. Moreover, with the hundreds of tours available, you will be assured sheer enjoyment and adventure. Here are three of the must-see places while vacationing in Israel:
Visit the Temple Mount or Haram al-Sharif
Located in the South East corner of the Old City of Jerusalem, this massive stone plaza bears significance to the religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. This is said to be the place where Abraham was supposed to offer his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice to God. There are also two structures on the Temple Mount complex you will discover in your Israel travel which are significant to Islam, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Conversely, for the Jews, the site was where the Ark of the Covenant is kept. For Christians, on the other hand, The Temple Mount is a sacred and significant place because this was where Jesus preached and prayed everyday with his disciples. This has been a religious site for thousands of years, making it one of the places of interest not to pass up in your Israel vacations.
Drop by Tel Aviv in your Israel travel
Also referred to as “the city that never stops”, Tel Aviv became the first modern Jewish city in Israel and known for its being vibrant and a lively city for entertainment, festivals, culture and night life. It is also the second largest city in Israel. Do not forget to include this vibrant city in your Israel travel because apart from being an entertainment haven, this city is also rich in architecture, with the central part dubbed as “The White City” because it boasts of architectural buildings built in Bauhaus style and was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Other sites worth visiting are the Bialik House, Dizengoff House, Ben Gurion House and the old cemetery located on Trumpeldor Street. To be one with nature, you can also go to the park and botanical gardens just near Tel Aviv University.
Enjoy the beaches of Eilat
Are you looking for some fun in the beach while in your Israel travel? Head off to this city on the Red Sea. For so many years, locals and tourists have visited Eilat and made it a resort city with the grandest hotels and beautiful beaches. Strategically located on the northern end of the Bay of Eliat, this city attracts Europeans looking for a summer hideaway during their travel in Israel when the cold winter months are just too much. Visitors enjoy different water activities such as windsurfing and scuba diving since it has some of the best diving spots in the world. The Coral Reserve is the home of a variety of tropical fishes while the Underwater Observatory is filled with a diversified marine life. It also is a drop off point for visitors who want to enjoy other activities like camel treks and jeep treks.
Explore and enjoy Israel not only for a pilgrimage tour. Try other fun activities and make the most of your vacation!