Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Bethlehem
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Bethlehem with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Bethlehem area
This Bethlehem map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Bethlehem and surroundings
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Palestine
In the settlement of Qasr al-Yahud that lies near the River Jordan to the east of Jericho, there is an annual celebration dedicated to an important event for all Christians – the baptizing of Jesus Christ. It is believed that John baptized Jesus near the settlement. Thousands of pilgrims come to this place to breathe the fresh air of the sacred place and swim in the River Jordan. The Gospel tells that the baptizing took place near the settlement of Bethabara that hasn’t survived to modern time. The exact coordinates of the settlement are also unknown. Moreover, the river has changed its flow over 2,000 years, so it is hard to find the exact baptism site.