Bet She'an Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by machomikemd
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by machomikemd
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by machomikemd

Bet She'an Things to Do

  • Aussie Wildlife Park Near Beit She'an

    The Beit-She'an national park is very interesting, but only a few miles from it there is a unique zoo. It's called the GanGuroo, and it features Aussie animals, including koalas. They managed to breed the koalas and they are taking very good care of all the animals in the zoo. They even exported a cassowary chick to a European zoo. The aviary is...

  • Main Land Gateway to Israel from Jordan

    although there are 3 border crossings between Israel and Jordan, the other border crossings (Wadi Araba in Eliat-Aqaba) and Shiekh Hussein (Maoz Haim-Irbid), the most popular and the most number of tourist and commercial traffic is the Beit Shan Border Crossing as this is the closest border crossing going to Jerusalem and the only border crossing...

  • Beit Shan Jordan River Valley Border...

    The Beit Shan Jordan River Valley is one of only 3 border crossings between Jordan And Israel. the other border crossings are at Wadi Araba between Eliat and Aqaba and Shiekh Hussein Border Crossing in the North Between Irbid and Kinneret in Israel, near the Sea of Galilee. The Beit Shan Border Crossing is connected to Jordan via tha Allenby (King...

  • The Western Bath House

    Not only because there are more nice mosaics here in the western bathhouse I like the place, but also the bathhouse reminds me of my hometown so far away from this place. There is also a huge (roman) bathhouse in Kempten and the similarities in architecture (heating system) are obvious.

  • Crossing Silvanus Street and Palladius...

    This crossing is very impressive as it feels that here is the very heart of the remaining town. All around you will find very large stone columns and bricks of enormous size. You will feel that there was a very destructive force working on the stone walls during the earthquake that destroyed the town in 749 CE.

  • The Sigma

    The Sigma is a semicircular building structure in the park with nice mosaics. The name derives from an inscription found here. Most remarkable is the mosaic of Tyche, the goddess of the city. According to a sign the mosaic is a copy, the original was unfortunately stolen.

  • Tel Bet She'an

    It was quite steep to get up the hill and the sun was heating me up, but all the effort was very worth to come here. On top there are more ruins and some very few but nice exhibits with egyptian background. But best of all is the view. Unfortunately it might be that the sun stands in a slightly wrong position to take nice photos, but if you have...

  • Silvanus Street

    Large impressive columns are standing along the former Silvanus Street. Despite the ruins, it is easily imaginable that this was a very impressive and beautiful town. Especially when following this street and Palladius Street. Unfortunately the earth quake destroyed much, but who knows what would have been left if the city was not abandoned at that...

  • The toilets

    The public lavatories (or with a more basic language: the toilets) are still visible. During my visit several people tried out how to sit there and it was much fun to look at them posing for photos :)

  • The theater

    Bet She'an NP has a very nice theater that you can go through. Its architecture is impressive, especially if you know that only a third of the seats have remained, the upper two tiers of seats are gone. Not difficult to imagine how it was when the croud was exited about the play offered to them.

  • Bet She'an National Park

    Great day trip from Jerusalem. Visit Bet / Beit She'an the ancient city, see the amphitheater, bath house, colonaded streets, temple ruins, public pool and toilets. Not to be missed - The biblical mound, rising 50 meters above its surroundings, has a spectacular view of the great city at its foot and of the Bet She'an Valley. Entrance fee 25NIS....

  • See the excavations !

    Overlooking the town to the north is Tel Bet She'an.Excavations were started in 1921 and have shown a history of the site from about the 16th century BC. A large Roman amphitheatre, with 5,000 seats in 15 tiers and nine gates, is now completely excavated. At the back of the theatre, across the street, lie the remains of the biggest Byzantine bath...


Bet She'an Transportation

  • Bus Station at Beit Shan Border Crossing

    there is a Bus Station just after the Israeli Immigration in Beit Shan Border Post where you can ride to various points in Israel, some of these buses are in consotium with the JETT Bus comoany of Jordan and they Ply the Amman to Jerusalem Route and vice versa, just show them your Jett Bus ticket to Jerusalem and you can ride them at no extra...

  • Beit She'an National Park

    From Jerusalem Central Bus Station, take Bus Number 966 or 961 to Beit She'an - Binyamin Mall for 71 NIS (1USD = 3.7NIS). The bus leaves at 8:15am or 10:00 am, arrives at 10:21am or 12:02 noon. At Beit Se'an Bus Terminal - Binyamin Mall - walk through the old square, the citadel should be on your left as you walk toward Bet She'an National Park,...

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    Irbid Jordan View from Beit Shan

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 3, 2013

    Beit Shan is at the Jordan River Valley Area, a flat land and Irbid is located among the mountains of Jordan and both have Decapolis Ruins, Pella in Irbid and Beit Shan in Israel (which is the only Decapolis City at the west bank of the Jordan River). You can see the mountains of Irbid with panoramic vistas from Beit Shan and Afula in Israel.

    the view of the Mountains of Jordan here at the Northern Part is breathtaking

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