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Mystical Israel

Mystical Israel  神秘的以色列

Israel’s unique geography and religious relevance promise a memorable and rewarding trip.

以色列的獨特地理位置和宗教的關係可以讓遊人難忘,不虛此行。

Religious tourism is evidently prominent in this country, as Israel comprises a large part of the Holy Land, a region of significant importance to all Abrahamic religion—Jews, Christians, Muslims and Baha’is. As the city of Jerusalem is of special importance to these religions, it attracts millions of visitors and devotees to perform a pilgrimage to this city. Let Diners World Travel takes you into the stunning world of Israel, where history and culture meets natural phenomenon and inspiring stories.

宗教旅遊在這個國家隨處可見,因為以色列有一大片的聖地,對亞伯拉罕宗教系的信徒如猶太人,基督徒,回教徒和巴哈伊(大同教)教徒來說都有重要意義。由於耶路撒冷是這些宗教的重要聖城,就吸引了百千萬計的訪客和信徒來朝聖。讓Diners World Travel-大來世界旅遊帶你深入以色列這個令人驚嘆的世界,看看歷史與文化跟自然景觀和激勵人心的故事如何擦撞出火花。

 

Mount of Olives  橄欖山

This mountains ridge in East Jerusalem has three peaks that run from the north to the south. It is one of the key attractions as Mount of Olives is the burial ground for many of the Jews for over 3,000 years and is home to about 150,000 graves.

這個位於以色列東部的山脊有三個山峰,從北到南延伸,這是橄欖山的主要景點之一,因為這座山是三千多年來猶太人的墳場,共有15萬個墳墓。

 

Jerusalem The Old City  耶路撒冷老城區

Heavily fortified with a strong city wall, the Old City is divided into four different quarters, namely Muslim quarters, Christian quarters, Jewish quarters and Armenian quarters. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old City features many interesting sites, which one of it is the Jewish quarter that possesses a long and rich history, as can be seen through its exquisite architecture and artefacts. Don’t miss out the Crusader Church of St Anne, and the Pool of Bethesda, as well as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified.

這座老城被堅固的城牆圍起來,裡面分成四個住宅區,分別是回教徒社區,基督徒社區和亞美尼亞人社區,已經成為聯合國教科文組織承認的世界遺產。老城區裡有許多有趣的地點,其中一個是歷史悠久遺產豐富的猶太人社區,可以從精美的建築和文物看出來。別錯過聖安妮的十字軍教堂,畢士大水池,還有耶穌被釘在十字架上的聖幕教堂。

 

Jerusalem The New City  耶路撒冷新城區

Within the New City stands an interesting architecture, the Israel Museum, the largest cultural institutions in the State of Israel and ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. It is home to archaeology, fine arts, Jewish Art and Life Wings, and also features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. The highlight of the museum includes Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts.

新城區裡有一座有趣的建築叫以色列博物館,是以色列國內最大的文化機構,在全世界著名的藝術與考古博物館中赫赫有名。這裡是考古學和美術作品的家,猶太人藝術和生命的展示廳也收藏了全世界最多的聖經文獻和聖地的文物,鎮館之寶包括書的神壇,裡面藏了死海古卷這份世界上最古老的聖經手稿。

 

Masada  馬薩達

A rugged natural fortress overlooking the Dead Sea, Masada is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also an archaeology site of significant importance. The Masada complex, built by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, is an example of opulent architectural design, and boasts a sophisticated water system of that time. Also famous for its ancient palaces and fortifications, and the first Jewish-Roman war against the Roman Empire, Masada itself is like a massive museum. An excellent example would be the Palace of Herod the Great, a luxurious villa of the Early Roman Empire, whilst the camps and other fortifications that encircle the monument constitute the finest and most complete Roman siege works to have survived to the present day.

Masada-馬薩達這座天然要塞俯瞰死海,現在也是聯合國教科文組織確認的世界遺產地點,也是具有重要意義的考古現場。馬薩達建築群是猶太國王希律王所建,是個華麗建築設計的典範,當時就擁有傲人的複雜水利系統。另外,這個地方也因為古代宮殿和防禦工事而著名,參與了反抗羅馬帝國的第一次猶太人對羅馬人的戰役,因此馬薩達本身就是一個龐大的博物館。特出的古蹟就是希律王的宮殿,早期羅馬帝國的豪華別墅,裡面的營地和其他防禦工事環繞著整個遺址而建,保留了最完整最精緻的羅馬時代圍堵工事,至今不損。

 

Dead Sea  死海

Bordering Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, Dead Sea is Earth’s lowest elevation on land, and is also the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Containing the world’s saltiest body of water, few animals are able to survive in the Dead Sea, but one can still find camels, hares and foxes in the mountains nearby. Enjoy a mud bath, which is rich in minerals, or experience a swim in the Dead Sea, as many believe it to be therapeutic.

跟約旦,以色列和西岸接壤的死海是地球上海拔最低的土地,也是世界上最深的鹽湖。這個湖有全世界最咸的水,很少動物能在死海裡生存,但還是可以在附近的山區裡找到駱駝,野兔和狐狸。你可以在死海裡享受富有礦物質的泥浴,或者在死海裡游泳,很多人都相信有治病療效。

 

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Source > The Travel Times Newsletter  旅遊時光報

Translated by > BlogHost

Word Count > approx. 540 words in English

 

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  1. Lagos
    May 9, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Very Informational!

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