Top 5 Things to Do in Israel

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Israel has many different regions, including desert area, mountains, valleys, beaches, and many more. Some cities in Israel, like the nation’s capital, Jerusalem, are rich with religious and cultural significance. Other sights, like the beaches and natural landscapes, are breathtaking and help the relaxation process of medical tourists. Many attractions are not too far from most medical hubs like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and Israel has a well-organized transportation system, so traveling should not be too tasking.

We recommend that you choose things that both interest you, and help you relax for your medical procedure. Your choices obviously depend on your medical condition and what procedure you are traveling to Israel for.

The top five things to do in Israel, in no particular order are:

1.    Float in the Dead Sea – The lowest elevation on Earth, the Dead Sea is a popular tourist destination that medical tourist should not miss. Its hyper-salted waters are reputed to have healing properties because of the mineral-rich water. Named the Dead Sea because no animal or plant live can grow in the waters, it is acclaimed as a center for health treatment because of the low pollen content, low ultraviolet light, and high atmospheric pressure. Its mineral-rich mud is known to be slathered over tourists and visitors alike. Plus, visitors delight in the ability to float straight on their back, as the salty water makes it hard for swimmers to sink.

2.    Tour Religious Historical Sites – Known as the Holy Land for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the world’s three major monotheistic religions, Israel is filled with religious landmarks and structures. If you want to visit many sites without traveling much, we highly recommend touring the Old City of Jerusalem. This one area is home to religious sites such as the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Other areas of religious significance include the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, and many others.

3.    Enjoy Natural Beauty – The multiple regions across Israel offer medical tourists some of the most beautiful natural sights available. Whether it’s a sunset on Tel Aviv’s beach, the heart-like shaped Ramon Crater in the desert, or the mountain fortress of Masada, there are many geological sights to discover.

4.    Shop in a Street Market – While you will likely come across some high-end shopping in some shopping malls, the main attraction is the street markets. Bargaining is like a sport in some of the street markets. The many stalls feature homemade clothes, spices, foods, and more. Enjoy the sights, the sounds, and the proud vendors. One such popular market is the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, which has, reportedly, the lowest prices available in Tel Aviv.

5.    Visit Historical Dedications – Although it is not the most cheerful place to visit, the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem is the Israel’s memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The museum features stories of men and women survivors, mixed with historical artifacts, acknowledgements of non-Jewish people who helped save Jews, and related art. One of the most chilling and emotional experiences available in the museum is the Hall of Names, where the names of over 3 million Jews that were victims of the Holocaust are listed.