Tilfit is a small and tranquil village which overlooks the mightily impressive Arab American University of Jenin. Visitors to Tilfit can clamber over the intriguing ruins at the edge of town to find a mesmerising view point of the large, stylish, spectacular university below.

Tilfit itself is by contrast a traditional, quiet place, too small to have anything in the way of commerce. But its position 390 metres above sea level does mean it benefits from some wonderful vantage points. The principal water source is a well 6km to the west, and there are 35 cisterns in the village.

Population: 238 (2007)

What To Do

Jenin, to the north, is a buzzing city which is surprisingly big on culture. The nearby Burqin church is also a must-see for all visitors to the Jenin area, as it claims to be the third oldest church in the world.

Where To Eat

Jenin is home to a range of sit-down restaurants, as well as some of the tastiest shawarma joints in Palestine.

Where To Stay

There are several hotels in Jenin, as well as a hostel which is popular with travellers called Cinema Jenin Guesthouse. Alternatively, head south to Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem for much more variety.