Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (Palestine)
A Land of the Heart
With a history that envelops more than one million years, Palestine has played an important role in human civilization. The crucible of prehistoric cultures, it is the cradle where societies evolved and the alphabet, religion, and literature developed. Palestine would become a melting pot for diverse cultures and ideas that shaped the world we know today. Its rich and diverse past, abundant cultural heritage, and the archaeological and religious sites of the three monotheistic faiths, including the birthplace of Jesus Christ, make Palestine a unique center of world history.
Visitors to Palestine will encounter on their journey myriad religious, historical, and archaeological sites. Beyond the historical, Palestine offers walks and hikes in its extensive valleys, along coasts, as well as desert hills, towns, and ancient marketplaces at the hearts of cities and villages nestled in the heart of breath-taking landscapes. Visitors will enjoy Palestine’s sumptuous cuisine and, most importantly feel the warmth and hospitality of the Palestinian people, Christians and Muslims alike, who will share with them the hopes and aspirations of a nation that is in the process of rebuilding. With its million years of human history, and a welcoming people offering courteous hospitality, visitors are left with the warm feeling of being at home
The Ministry is cooperating with the private sector to create new packages under new themes including trails that cover Unknown Sites in Palestine and aims to develop social responsible tourism. Social responsible tourism is about making better places for people to live and better places for people to visit. Through social responsible tourism the Ministry seeks to provide tourists with enhanced services, cultural activities, economic opportunities and experiential tourism. The aim is for tourists to explore Palestinian cultural heritage and enjoy the beauty and diversity of the Palestinian landscape.
The Ministry is very proud of the hospitality of the Palestinian people. Tourists who visit Palestine feel at home as they meet the very hospitable and sociable local population who receive them with smiling faces and courteous tongues. According to many tourists who have recently visited Palestine, the Palestinian population is well-behaved, gregarious and most hospitable.See more