Baniyas Travel Guide

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Baniyas Things to Do

  • Baniyas Nature Reserve

    There are two ways to explore the Baniyas nature reserve. You can stay close to the entrance or you can hike from one entrance to the other. The waterfall is not far from the western entrance and the Pan temple is right next to the eastern entrance. So, if you don't want to walk too much or you don't have enough time you can just do these two. But,...

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  • Baniyas - trees, a knarled trunk

    Take your time on your approch to the waterfall and you will be rewarded with many a fantastic sight, here you can see one of the trees with a intricately knarled trunk.You can find out more at the National Park website :http://www.parks.org.il/

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  • Baniyas - trees, make way, make way

    But even here in the center of a beautiful nature preserve you can see the fight for life being carried on. This tree found a niche in a rock wall and proceeded to literally pry apart the wall to make a place for its life.

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  • Shrine to Pan - Columns

    There is little that remains of the shire and its buildings, but just by looking at the top of this column, you can see the intricate detail that must have adorned each and every corner of this shrine.

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  • Shrine to Pan - Alter area detail

    This detail of one of the wall carvings shows what loving work was put into these places, this was carved directly into the rock face of the mountain.

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  • Shrine to Pan - altar area

    This is the altar area the actual Shrine itself. Much of the area was destroyed by an earthquake, which they also say shifted the waterway...when the shire was built it is thought that the source of the spring came directly out of the mountain side at the alter area, today it no longer does.

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