There are some misconceptions regarding Middle Eastern countries which make people skeptical about visiting these incredible lands. Having said that, it is important to be cautious and check the U.S. State Department website for any travel warnings. Below is a list of four countries which have mesmerizing natural beauty, and a wealth of art and culture in the Middle East which attracts tourists from all over the world.
Israel: Israel is a country with an enigmatic history. Israel is a country which has bewitched and drawn visitors towards its rich history and breathtaking natural beauty. Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered a holy city by the three monotheist religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Some of the most famous biblical attractions in Israel are the Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Garden Tomb, Mt. Tabor, the Jordan River, Mount Carmel, etc. You can talk to travel agencies that organize Israel Christian Tours to explore the many sites important to Christianity in the country.
Egypt: Egypt is a spectacularly beautiful country filled with cultural gems. And there are a million reasons why you must visit Egypt at least once in your lifetime. There are numerous places that seriously impress in Egypt such as the city of Alexandria, the Cairo Museum, Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx,Valley of the Kings, MarsaAlam, the Nile River, and The Sahara Desert. Apart from these, there are also various temples and museums in Egypt for art and culture lovers.
Turkey: Turkey has many facets that make it a unique country and attracts visitors. People who are fond of discovering cultures and art must visit Turkey. It has beautiful beaches such as Bodrum, Antalya, Izmir, and Fethiye. It also has many archaeological sites such as Palaces of Istanbul, ruins of Ephesus, underground cities of Cappadocia, etc. The cuisine of Turkey is also something worth trying if you are a gastronome. Many Christian believers opt for a tour in the Steps of the Apostle Paul to visit the locations of the seven churches of Revelation.
Jordan: Jordan is one of the popular Arab countries for tourists. It is known as the land of lost cities. It has many wondrous tourist attractions such as Petra, The Dead Sea, Beaches of Aqaba, Greco-Roman ruins and Temples, Al-Karak, etc. If you have a penchant for hiking and an interest in history, you need to put Jordan on top of your travel list. Check out this itinerary with a combination of sites in Jordan and Israel for the perfect trip.