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Tel es-Sultan, Jericho
(3.2/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Witness early history at Tel es-Sultan, the complex believed to house the oldest town in the world. Walk the 0.4 hectare (1 acre) area, which stands as a testament of human architectural craftsmanship that's included on the World Heritage Site list. See the wall surrounding the site (also known as the ancient city of Jericho),which dates back to 8,000 BCE and learn about the flood protection of the people who inhabited the city. A cone-shaped Neolithic tower served either as a military observatory or an astronomical center for the locals. To learn more about the history of the site, read the plaques available on site. Arrange your visit to Tel es-Sultan and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jericho using our Jericho travel itinerary maker.
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  • 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. 
  • Jericho is the lowest city in the world. And bills itself as the oldest city in the world. It is recommended to do the site with a guide. You get so easy more info. The history of the place is absolutely leg printing. But the site is poorly supervised. There's a movie (have to ask, otherwise you will be notified about it). However, the Beamer was out of focus. Well, I received this information (video projector is not sharp), but no one seems to have the job to repair this. Generally, it is not understandable why one in Jericho with the insanely great excavations no longer makes. The motivation just seems to not exist to make a top site. In the parking lot outside the Tel's Sultan is supposedly the source of Elisa. The source is but right in front of the Tel Sultan on the other side of the road. Tickets there cost 5 NIS. If you tip is 20 NIS overseer, opens it even the large gates to the right source. If you eat in the restaurant and in the shop to buy a (better shops and restaurants are) get one entry for a beach at the northern end of the dead sea at some negotiating skills free. The line for the Mount of temptation is just opposite the site. You can well all (source, Elisa, Mount of temptation) together combine. Conclusion: Here you can experience history - simply stunning. Unfortunately poorly maintained.
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  • 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.