Recognised worldwide as the birthplace of Jesus, the little town of Bethlehem is a treasure trove of rich history and ancient architecture. With its picturesque settings, stone-walled buildings and cobbled streets, the Palestinian town still maintains its old-world charm. People come from all over the globe to visit The Church of the Nativity and see the blessed spot where Jesus was born. It is one of the oldest churches in the world. Bethlehem is also the birthplace and hometown of King David of Israel. Other notable tourist attractions include King David’s Wells, Rachel’s Tomb and the Shepherd’s Fields. Visitors enjoy the kind and welcoming hospitability of Bethlehemites and are often greeted with local coffee or tea at shops selling souvenirs, handicrafts, jewellery and religious items.