Yamun, Palestine


Yamun is the biggest town in Jenin governorate, famed for its agriculture and specifically the production of olives and figs. Leafy residential zones cluster around a rather hectic town centre, where mini markets and falafel joints vie for attention.

Located at the northern tip of the West Bank, Yamun is just 9km west of the bustling city of Jenin. Many of the town’s older residents will remember having to take their water every day from the spring in the valley below Yamun, not all that long ago. The elegant main cemetery is located atop a hill, from which the views are spectacular.

Population: 16,383

What To Do

Jenin, just 9km away, is a buzzing city which is surprisingly big on culture and adventure. Nearby Burqin is a beautiful spot also not to be missed.

Where To Eat

There are various places to grab a sandwich or snack in Yamun. Nearby 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.