Located within the Israeli occupied West Bank, Jericho is a city apart from the Palestinian Territories 34 miles (55 kilometers) southeast from Jerusalem, near to the Dead Sea. Although known to be a target caught in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jericho is none-the-less one of the earliest known sites of human civilization.
If you feel inclined to visit the territory, you will find that the small city contains remnants of past settlements that date as far back as the Neolithic period 9,000 years ago, making it one of the worlds more interesting exploratory destinations. One such popular feature includes the ancient mound best known as Tell es-Sultan, where such remnants can be found.
Other popular attractions on location include the 6th century Synagogue Mosiac-Floor, currently residing in the basement of a residential building. If you are in the area, also visit Hisham’s Palace, a winter palace built in 747 CE by Omayyad Caliph Hisham Ibn Abdul Malek, containing beautiful ancient mosaics, fountains, and other royal and religious buildings.
In order to get into Jericho, you may take buses 36 or 63 from Damascus gate to Alezariya and then requesting Jericho Service by car that will drop you into the town. It is otherwise recommended that you take a car to the site.