Israel, a country located in the Middle East, the meaning of the name ‘Israel’ is to denote the presence of God. In the Bible when Jacob was in his nineties – as a token of blessing, God changed his name to Israel. It borders with many countries like Jordan on the east, Syria and Lebanon on the north, Egypt and the Gaza Strip on the southwest.
The country is rich in its culture and modern history, which makes it a must visit for the travellers and pilgrims. It is well developed economically and urbanized which makes the country a must visit.
These are the finest places to visit in the country:
The holiest land in the world, which has ancient buildings and is visited by the people from all over the world. Some prominent places in the city are the ‘Western Wall’ which is the most sacred place for Jews, where they pray, ‘The Dome Of The Rock’ which is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the old city and then is the ‘Al-Aqsa Mosque’ or ‘The Farthest Mosque’ which is very beautiful. For Christians, ‘The Church of Holy Sepulcher’ is important – this is the place where Jesus was crucified.
2) Dead Sea:
The Dead Sea has the saltiest water in the world with no visible life thriving in it. It is the deepest salt lake – it is 377m deep. The area surrounding the water is breathtaking, some peaceful time inside the water is very healthy which gives pure inner relaxation as you can easily float due to the high salinity of the sea.
3) Golan Heights:
This is the most beautiful mountainous region on the northern side of the country, from where beautiful landscapes are visible. Hikers have a soft corner for this destination. The Herman mountain which is an ideal destination for the skiers in the Golan Heights is the place to be during the winter season.
This is a sacred place for Christians, located down to the Lower Galilee. There is a strong emphasis behind this place. Mother Mary was told by the angel Gabriel that she was carrying the child of god. The architecture of this place cannot be missed, which altogether portrays a different side of the Middle Eastern Region to the visitors.
Israel is all about culture and architecture. If you don’t visit these four places, you haven’t seen the whole of Israel!