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Address: Ein es-Sultan Street | Ein es-Sultan Street, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Bethlehem and Jericho from Tel Aviv
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It feels like this is just here and it's not really cared about. But it is SOOOO much more. Oldest ruins on earth they say but who knows. regardless it's amazing to see what was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It feels like this is just here and it's not really cared about. But it is SOOOO much more. Oldest ruins on earth they say but who knows. regardless it's amazing to see what was coming out of the earth. It would be so much more awesome if itwas well taken care of and given life. The surrounding city isn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An impromptu trip to the Holy Land found us in the ancient city of Jericho on Christmas Eve. The site is understated but represents an archaeological treasure trove. To stand on the ruins of the city leveled by Joshua and the Israelites was humbling. It is a place that truly connects you with the return out of Egypt and the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this site as it's the oldest city in the world where you can see the oldest staircase and also tower that's around 10000 years old. Despite it looking like just a couple of old ruins its amazing to think of the history of the place.

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Thank Emily M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place. Has tons of history underneath. This is the oldest city on earth, with many layers of houses and buildings one on top of the other. However, it feels kind of abandoned. The tour guide was very helpful in informing what was everything, but you need a lot of imagination to understand it. It's worth the... More 

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Monterey, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to avoid tourist go to Jericho in February. The place was deserted. We hired a guide as we arrived and I'm pretty sure he made most of the stuff up but his songs were good and he made my children laugh. And nobody except me seemed to care to keep my kids off the ruins of the... More 

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Den Haag, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of course, the longest continuously inhabited town in the world is large stratification of layers. 23, we were told. And you can see them all, a deep pit. There were some other excavations, but i assume most have been covered up again, to protect them. Better visit the Rockefeller - funny name, considering - Museum in Jerusalem. The nearby source... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting to see evidence that Jericho is the oldest city in the world. Good view of the monastery and the whole city from the top. It's a very easy climb that isn't too steep. There was a gentleman near the entrance who had a camel and offered for you to get your picture taken riding on the camel, a... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Walked through the excavation site and its remains. Our guide took us through the history - where the walls used to be and the location of the watch tower. Then we went down to the Elijah's spring where we all took turns sipping from it - joking about it being the fountain of youth. Overall, not too impressive compared to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went on a tour of Jericho and Bethlehem through Bein Harim tours. Our guide, Zahi Shaked (Isaac), made the trip utterly amazing. Our group agreed that we'd do any tour that Isaac led -- we ate amazing food and saw all the sites, all while feeling very safe. Isaac told us that people could easily spend a full day... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visiting the "oldest town in the world" is not easy, unless you're an archeologist. So don't visit unless you go with a knowledgeable guide. It is clearly an important historical site, with layers upon layers of different cultures piled on top of each other. It won't make a lot of sense unless some expert explains it to you.

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