Israel & the Palestinian Territories - Petra (Chapter)
This is the Gaza Strip chapter from Lonely Planet's Israel & the Palestinian Territories guidebook.
Gaza not on the 'to-do' list for most travellers - and for good reason. The region has been blockaded by land, sea and sky by neighbouring Israel since 2007. Still, beyond the poverty and rubble, you might find traces of an illustrious Mediterranean trading history spanning three millennia.
- imbibe living history at the Great Mosque, one of Gaza's most prominent buildings, built on the site of the biblical Temple of Dagon
- taste the Gazan flavours at the city's myriad shwarma stands, or try seafood plucked fresh from the Mediterranean
- visit the nearby village of Al-Nusairat, home to the Byzantine ruins of Tell Ummamer
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Gaza City and Elsewhere in the Gaza Strip.
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