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The former "gate to the garden of Eden"
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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,...more
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