Top TenTourist Destinations in Israel







National parks and animals are the hottest Israeli spots for visitors, according to a list released by Dun & Bradstreet.

Business information gurus Dun & Bradstreet recently released a Top 10 list of the most visited pay-to-enter tourist sites in Israel.

Capturing first place on the list is the ancient Masada fortress (, site of the first-century great revolt of the Jews against the Romans, and today a symbol of heroism.

The remaining spots were taken by Jerusalem's Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (; Caesarea National Park ( on the Mediterranean coast; the Banias Nature Reserve ( all the way up north; Ramat Gan's Safari Park (; Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (, Hamat Gader hot springs in the Golan Heights; Eilat's Underwater Observatory Marine Park (; the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947; and the Yamit 2000 Water Park ( just outside of Tel Aviv.