Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape
Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape is part of the Tentative list of Israel in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
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- ●● Tentative
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Today I visited the town of Ein Karem. It is only a short ride from Jerusalem. Ein Karem has many religious buildings, but none seems old or very special. The environment is nice to walk.
I think the outstanding universal value has to be that John The Baptist has been born here. It was 8 in the morning when I was there, and the first buses with tourists allready arrived. My host in the hotel told this is a good place to find a restaurant on a saturday (Sabbath).
There is not a lot of parking space there. I found a small (free) car park and some spaces along the road.
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- 2015 - Submitted