Arafat's Tomb, Ramallah

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Visit Arafat's Tomb to learn about the hardships of recent history. Believing this is a temporary resting site for their leader, a symbolic rail track was put under the grave since Arafat asked to be buried in Jerusalem. Surrounded by water on three sides, the mausoleum is a modern piece of art in itself constructed from stone and glass with a symbolic surface of 11 m by 11 m (120 sq ft) that marks the date of his death. As Yasser Arafat was a well-respected and admired man, smiling or laughing during the visit is considered inappropriate. Work out when and for how long to visit Arafat's Tomb and other Ramallah attractions using our handy Ramallah day trip planning app .
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  • I've included the museum with the tomb, as both are so interconnected. The tomb itself is impressive in it's starkness and brilliance. The museum, which chronicles the Palestinian experience is extrem...  more »
  • This place is really one of "must see" in Ramallah. Guards are respectful but freindly. Are free to take photo with them.  more »
  • Once you enter the premises because you find the Tomb guarded by two guards, visited once you have to enter the Museum that very well explained the history.
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