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Ashdod Lures Tourists with Its Fun, Sun, and History

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Sometimes ignored by tourists in favor of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, Israel's southern port city of Ashdod has much to offer those visiting the Holy Land. Our friends at ISRAEL21c tell us about a city with beaches, dining, music, and archaeology galore:

The port of Ashdod has been a gateway into the land of Israel for millennia. These days, as tens of thousands of tourists arrive on cruise ships – and thousands more via car and train – the old-new shore city 40 minutes south of Tel Aviv and an hour west of Jerusalem is investing hundreds of millions of shekels in tourism and leisure opportunities...

Walking along the Lachish Stream promenade northwestern Ashdod, you’ll come across a free zoo housing zebras, rare Berber sheep, deer, ostriches and other animals. Ben-Lish tells ISRAEL21c there’s a new beach promenade being built along Ashdod’s 7.5-kilometer (4.6-mile) Mediterranean shoreline, along with another luxury hotel.

Many kilometers of bike paths string the city and its nature spots, with more lanes under construction.

In addition to the Ashdod Nitzanim Sand Dune Park, the city boasts many bathing beaches. At the Keshatot (Arches) Beach, you’ll find many popular eateries. Dining in Ashdod is a multiethnic experience, as Ben-Lish points out that the city is home to large communities of immigrants from nine different countries.

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