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Address: Ein es-Sultan Street | Ein es-Sultan Street, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Bethlehem and Jericho from Tel Aviv
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Visiting the "oldest town in the world" is not easy, unless you're an archeologist. So don't visit unless you go with a knowledgeable guide. It is clearly an important historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course, the longest continuously inhabited town in the world is large stratification of layers. 23, we were told. And you can see them all, a deep pit. There were some other excavations, but i assume most have been covered up again, to protect them. Better visit the Rockefeller - funny name, considering - Museum in Jerusalem. The nearby source... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting to see evidence that Jericho is the oldest city in the world. Good view of the monastery and the whole city from the top. It's a very easy climb that isn't too steep. There was a gentleman near the entrance who had a camel and offered for you to get your picture taken riding on the camel, a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Walked through the excavation site and its remains. Our guide took us through the history - where the walls used to be and the location of the watch tower. Then we went down to the Elijah's spring where we all took turns sipping from it - joking about it being the fountain of youth. Overall, not too impressive compared to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went on a tour of Jericho and Bethlehem through Bein Harim tours. Our guide, Zahi Shaked (Isaac), made the trip utterly amazing. Our group agreed that we'd do any tour that Isaac led -- we ate amazing food and saw all the sites, all while feeling very safe. Isaac told us that people could easily spend a full day... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visiting the "oldest town in the world" is not easy, unless you're an archeologist. So don't visit unless you go with a knowledgeable guide. It is clearly an important historical site, with layers upon layers of different cultures piled on top of each other. It won't make a lot of sense unless some expert explains it to you.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We enjoyed our visit but it was made best by the local guide to brought it to life. We didn't need much time here but it was worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tel es-Sultan has both biblical and historical significance with history dating as far back as the Neolithic period. The map given out at the ticket counter explains the various levels of history set before you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We saw this on our way to the Mount of Temptations. Everyone was very nice. We felt safe at all times You can tell tourism is suffering.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It was a strange experience driving along West Bank controlled by Israel but belonging to ??? Went through check points. Purchased yummy dates and beautiful glass ware.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

A little daunting leaving safe Israel and moving into the West Bank, into Jericho, which is forbidden for Israeli citizens to visit. You should probably arrange for guide to take you unless, like me, you appreciate a little bit of boundary-pushing adventure. I felt completely safe and the workers were very friendly. Don't expect to be wow'ed. Expect to see... More 

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