Jerusalem picked as top travel destination

The site advises tourists to visit the Western Wall

The site advises tourists to visit the Western Wall

Jerusalem has been named as one of the top ten tourist destinations in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards.

The Israeli city is seventh on the holiday website’s annual list of the top Culture & Sightseeing Destinations in the World.

Jerusalem, commended for its “profound cultural and historical significance,” is ranked higher than London on the list.

The site advises tourists to visit the “major sights” but not to forget to “walk through the streets and simply immerse yourself in the daily life of such an ancient and revered place.”

Both the Western Wall and the City of David are suggested as places to visit.

Florence appears in first place, followed by Siem Reap in Cambodia and Washington DC.

Last month Tel Aviv was described as one of the ten best beach cities in the world in a National Geographic survey.

Last updated: 11:30am, September 13 2010