Aja, in the Northern West Bank, has all the hallmarks of a traditional Palestinian town. There are copious olive groves, a chaotic Old Town peppered with stone remains and pretty, modern houses decked out with flowers perched on steep winding streets.
Located 19km southwest of Jenin, Aja is home to a small range of shops and facilities on its main street, but for anything else residents head to the city. This is a small, spacious and laid-back town which retains much of its historic charm.
Population: 5,147 (2006)