Natural reserves

Sunday, 02 October 2011 05:57

Beautiful nature reserves, barren and culturally interesting regions, valleys and mountains are evidence of the uniqueness of the landscape of Palestine.

A Kenya - Ramallah District


This beautiful nature reserve "A Kenya" is located seven kilometers northwest of Ramallah and is named for its natural springs. The great variety of plants, birds and animals make the reserve a great place for walking, hiking or just for a picnic.

Jordan Valley - Jericho District


Along the Jordan River courted the legends, in which Jesus was baptized according to tradition, is one of the most beautiful, culturally barren and most interesting landscapes in the Holy Land: the Jordan Valley or the "Garden of God." The valley runs along the western bank of the River Jordan from Lake Tiberias in the north to the northern tip of the Dead Sea in the south.
A nearby Crusader Castle Belvoir has a breathtaking view opens to the entire Jordan Valley.

Umm Al-Rihan - Jenin district


Umm Al-Rihan the forest to the north-west of Jenin, just off the Green Line. As the largest and most important nature reserve within the West Bank, it is an important part of the ecosystem. Umm Al-Rihan is also a bird nature reserve for migratory birds that come in droves every year. Find there are also indigenous plants and trees.

Wadi Artas - Bethlehem District


Wadi Artas is the finest example of the fruitfulness of the Palestinian valleys. The name comes from Latin and Artas means "garden". Spring is without question the best time for a stay in Wadi Artas. In the valley lie the basins Salamon. Between the second and fourth, there is an old pool pump, which was built by Germans. The main trail crosses a mountain where the ruins of ancient Roman village of Khirbet al-Khoch lie. It is said that this village was said to be the biblical village of Etam.

Wadi Gaza - Coast area - District of Gaza


The Wadi Gaza (Gaza Valley), arises from the hills of the Negev desert and the southern hills of Hebron and ends after 105 kilometers on the eastern coast of the Gaza Strip. Wadi Gaza is known for its various twists and turns, only in the area of ??the Wadi Gaza has eight curves. The ruling there Wetlands is considered the most important of the eastern Mediterranean basin and is rich in biological diversity.

Wadi Quelt - St. George Monastery - District Jericho


In the past, the valleys of Palestine in the natural channels between the various towns. Despite being a deeply incised and 45-kilometer-long wadi today Quelt the connection between Jerusalem and Jericho. Since 3 Emerit century inhabited the valley. . Today it is a wonderful place for walking tours A visit is well worth the monastery of St. George - Deir Al Quelt, which in the 5th Century was built into the rocks. During the Persian invasion destroyed much of the monastery could be restored on the initiative of the Greek Orthodox Church.

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