Nablus, Palestine, is one of the oldest cities in the World. With some landmarks that were mentioned in the bible and a vibrant city centre, Nablus is worth a visit on your trip around Palestine. The locals of Nablus are happy to see tourists visiting their city and you will receive a hospitable welcome.
There are two popular ways to visit Nablus, Palestine. The first is by (organized) day trip from Jerusalem or Ramallah, either as a full day trip to Nablus, Palestine only, or as a day trip that includes several biblical landmarks within the Palestinian territory. The second possibility is visiting Nablus, Palestine, with an overnight stay in the city, which will give you a much better idea about what the city is today.
Nablus, Palestine, has one of the most beautiful old cities in the Middle East. In the souq, there are all kind of shops and you can find many oriental spices and fruits. Approximately three kilometers outside the city centre you will find the biblical site Jacob’s Well and the archaeological site and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Balata. Another must-see in Nablus, Palestine, is Mt. Gerizim. Mt. Gerizim is the holiest place for Samaritans -- they believe this was the first piece of land God ever created. Visit the Samaritan community and see what is left of this folk.
As mentioned before, it is possible to visit Nablus, Palestine, from Jerusalem or Ramallah. Not only is it interesting to experience this vibrant city by staying a bit longer than snapping your photos and immediately moving on to your next destination, but the cost of living is significantly lower in Nablus than in Jerusalem and Israel, and so are the Nablus, Palestine hostels. Over the last few years, a few Nablus, Palestine hostels have opened; some accommodations are not labeled as a Nablus, Palestine hostel, but do offer hostel facilities such as dorms and a lounge area.
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