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Sunday May 27th 2012

Trip To Jerusalem

Trip To Jerusalem Is A Custom Made Tour

Jerusalem is the Mecca for the Christians of the world, and making a trip to Jerusalem will definitely be an experience.

For Malaysians, getting visas to Jerusalem is the challenge. If you can get it, everything is pretty much low stress after that. A visit to some travel forums will give you an idea of the challenges involved.

But for those who love a challenge, a trip to Jerusalem is going to be a high point of your travel experiences. The antiquity and history of Jerusalem reaches far back in time, and yet for the most part it is living history. The part of the world can be said to be the cradle of religions of the world – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

What To Expect On Your Trip to Jerusalem

It is a list of places featured in history and thousands of years later, the same trodden paths are still being used. With names like the Old City, the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount – names that you would hear in an Indiana Jones movie.

Here are some of the must-see tourist attractions within the Old City:

  • Wailing Wall (HaKotel) – the remaining part of the original outer wall of the Jewish Temple of 2000 years ago.
  • Temple Mount (Har Habayit) – the Arab Quarter of the Old City, a large square encompassing gardens, fountains and holy buildings.
  • Dome of the Rock (Qubbat Al-Sakhra) – perhaps the most beautiful structure in Jerusalem is located behind the Wailing Wall in the large open plaza of Temple Mount.
  • Way of Sorrows Via Dolorosa – the route Jesus took while carrying his cross on the way to his own crucifixion.
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Church of the Resurrection) – the church shared by several Christian denominations and one of the most visited Christian pilgrimage sites as it is believed to be built on the site of Christ’s crucifixion
  • David’s Citadel (Tower of David) – the tower was originally built in 2AD, it got it’s name from the Christian belief that it was King David’s Palace.
  • Zedekiah’s Cave (Solomon’s Quarries) – runs underneath the Muslim Quarter and legends say that King Solomon used it to built the first Temple.
trip to Jerusalem - Bein Harim Tours
Trip to Jerusalem with Bein Harim Tours

Here are some of the must-see tourist attractions outside the Old City:

  • Mount Zion – the location of several important sites: Dormision Church, Schindler’s Tomb, the Holocaust Basement, David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper.
  • Hall of the Last Supper – believed to be the location where Jesus held the last supper before being arrested, tried and crucified.
  • Mount of Olives – in East Jerusalem overlooking the Old City the sloping peaks of this low mountain range is holy to Christians, Jews and Muslims.
  • Church of the Pater Noster – literally translated as Our Father, thought to be where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Gethsemane Garden - the foot of the Mount of Olives where Jesus prayed with his disciples the night before his crucifixion.
  • Monastery of the Cross - in the Valley of the Cross, used by the monks of the Jerusalem Patriarchate and was originally built in the 4th century.
  • Mary’s Tomb – in the Kidron Valley is believed to be the final resting place of Jesus’ mother Mary.
  • Tomb of Jesus or Garden Tomb – thought to be biblical Calvary and the site where Jesus was laid to rest in a cave and where he was resurrected.

Trip To Jerusalem With Bein Harim Tours

Going on a trip to Jerusalem is as much a journey for Christians as well as those who are passionate about antiquity. When you get right down to it, Christians and Muslims share many holy places.

For those able to go, Bein Harim Tours organizes custom made tours to Jerusalem. They are a leading Israeli government licensed travel service, specializing in conducting of custom-made guided tours.

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  • Papreca Martin says:

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