Muhafazat al Qunaytirah Things to Do

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Muhafazat al Qunaytirah Things to Do

  • Example of d Convuluted History of the...

    The Golan Heights is a prime example of the convuluted history of the middle east since ancient times up to the present. It is still part of Syria as no one recognizes the Annexation of Israel of the Golan Heights. The 1949 armistice line of Syria and Israel placed the border at 10 meters from the shoreline of eastern sea of galilee and the higher...

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  • Golan Walks

    The Golan Heights are very pretty, especially in spring when the land is still benefiting from the winter rain & snow melt. One Saturday we went on a lovely walk (acsent hike!) down the hills & valleys. We were dropped off at a higher level & met again once we reached a lower area, stopping for a picnic along the way. You MUST stick to footpaths as...

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  • Even if you dont like ski

    If you want to enjoy the snow but you don't like to ski (or don't know how to) , you can still enjoy walking up the mountain like other people do.A lot of people climb to see the view from the mountain or throw snow on each other ;-)

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  • Go for some ski

    If you are a winter sport lover , you will find here snow for Ski or snowboarding.Although it is not like European places like France or Austria or North America's Canada , but it is a nice place and the only place here in Israel for this kind of sport.

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  • The mountain

    The Hermon mountain is the highest mountain in Israel and it is located on the northern area of Israel , as the area of the mountain is divided between Lebanon , Syria and Israel.The height of the mountain is 2236 on the Israeli side.A lot of people come here to enjoy the snow on the winter or see the view.

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  • Baniyas Nature Reserve

    The Baniyas Nature Reserve is one of the most popular in the area. The Banias is one the 3 tributaries of the Jordan river. There are archeological remains there which are more than 2000 years old. There is the Greek temple of the god Pan and there is the Roman city Caesarea Philippi which was the capital of Philip the Tetrarch, son of King...

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  • Mount Hermon

    Mount Hermon is the highest in Israel and is home to the only ski resort here. So, if you visit on winter you might want to go for some ski. If you visit on spring you might want to come and enjoy the apple and cherry blossom surrounding the mountain. The area is beautiful all year long and is very popular. In fact, in the winter it's highly...

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  • Gamla Nature Reserve

    The word Gamal is Hebrew for camel. The ancient city of Gamla waslocated on a steep hill shaped like a Camel's hump, whence the name Gamla. Apart from the ruins of the city, you can see here Israel's highest waterfall and the vultures and eagles the reserve is famous for.To see more about this place, have a look at my Gamla page.

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  • Nachal Daliyot (Majrase)

    Hiking in Israel during the summer is not that easy. Most places are too hot for real hikes. So, most Israelis will look for places with water for the summer. One of the best places is the nothern-east corner of the Kinneret. There are two streams flowing into the lake in that area, Nachal Daliyot and Nachal Meshushim. These streams do all the way...

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  • Just Voyers

    We had not gone there to ski, just to have a look, you can however hire all the equipment you would need if you had gone for a days skiing. You can take the chairlift up to the top & there seemed to be more non skiers around than actual skiers when we were there!We were very naughty & didn't pay to get in, instead we jumped over a fence in to what...

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  • Stripes Canyon

    Not too many people know this place. This is a very easy hike along this little canyon whic unlike the rest of the Golan heights is not black volcanic rock but quite sandy with beautiful stripes more common to the Negev area.

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  • Hiking in El-Al Stream

    One of the nicest places in the Golan is El-Al stream. The hike is not that difficult and it offers magnificient views of the canyon and two waterfalls. The black waterfall, 8 metres high and white waterfall, 20 metres high. The names come from the different rocks the water falls from. One is black volcanic rock while the other is white...

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  • Syrian Views

    Damascus is only 30 miles from this point on the UN patroled boarder post. This is near an abandonded and near ruined Syrian town called Quneitra, which used to be the Syrian capital of the Muhafazat al Qunaytirah.Not a lot here just the odd UN watchtower & car, plus views in Syria of course.

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  • Nimrods Castle

    Nimrods Fortress is a 10th century Crusader castle. It is the largest and best preserved of all of Israel's Crusader Castles.Apparently you could always see one castle from the other, which was obviously a great means of protection. It actually started off life being known as Subebe to the Arabs and L Asibebe to the crusaders. Over the next two...

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  • A Druze Village

    Madjal Shams is a Druze village on the Syrian Israel border. Only a few kilometers from Mouth Hermon, it is a good stop for food or drink, before heading in to the ski resort. Madjal Shams translates in Arabic as the "Tower of the Rising Sun". Although this is the largest town in the Golan, there is not actually much to see or do here, but...

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  • Lebanon Views

    The views from the top of Mount Hermon are just stunning across the Golan Heights (Muhafazat al Qunaytirah) down the hills of Galilee, Lebanon & Syria too. Apparantly it is possible to see Damascus in Syria on a clear day which is only 40 km away.Lebanon itself have 6 ski resorts dotted along the length of the country. For more information about...

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  • Mount Hermon

    Mount Hermon is the highest peak in Israel at 2814 meters. The mountain sits on the Syria, Lebanese boarder. The south & western slopes sitting within Israel and is home to Israels only Ski Resort.Arabic names for Mount Hermon are Jebel-eth-Thelj (snowy mountain) and Jabel Ash Shaykh (mountain of the chief).The spring waters from the snow feed in...

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  • Lake Ram

    Somewhat hidden and skipped by most visitors to the area, you will find the tiny lake named Birkat Ram (lake Ram).

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  • The Yahudiyah Nature Reserve

    The Yahudiyah nature reserve has some of the nicest hikes in Israel. Some of the trails are easy to do while some require some real walking, some swimming and climbing (and even some jumping into the water).Shown here is one the most popular sites in the area, Hexagonals Pool. These volcanic hexagons are quite common in the Golan Heights, but...

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  • Mount Bental

    One of the popular places in the Golan Heights is Mount Bental. Here you have a little museum in an old military bunker which shows the different battles fought in the area both in the Six Days War of 1967 and Yom Kippur War of 1973. Apart from the bunker, the mountain offers great views of the area.

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