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 (http://www.parks.org.il/BuildaGate5/general2/data_card.php?Cat=~25~~736559308~Card12~&ru=&SiteName=parks&Clt=&Bur=843424966), 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 (www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/eng); Caesarea National Park (http://www.parks.org.il/BuildaGate5/general2/data_card.php?Cat=~25~~858800043) on the Mediterranean coast; the Banias Nature Reserve (http://www.parks.org.il/BuildaGate5/general2/data_card.php?Cat=~25~~837878172~Card12~&ru=&SiteName=parks&Clt=&Bur=843424966) all the way up north; Ramat Gan's Safari Park (www.safari.co.il); Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (http://www.parks.org.il/BuildaGate5/general2/data_card.php?Cat=~25~~989817747~Card12~&ru=&SiteName=parks&Clt=&Bur=843424966), Hamat Gader hot springs in the Golan Heights; Eilat's Underwater Observatory Marine Park (www.coralworld.com/eilat/eng); the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947; and the Yamit 2000 Water Park (www.yamit2000.co.il) just outside of Tel Aviv.