Muhafazat al Qunaytirah Travel Guide

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Majdal Shams

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Baniyas

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Birkat Ram

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Al Yahudiyah

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Qasrin

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Mas`adah

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`Ayn Ziwan

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Majdal Shams

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  • Beware of the witch!

    Majdal Shams Restaurants

    At a height of 1115m above sea level, this is one of the highest restaurants in Israel. From here you have a beautiful view. The place itself a beautiful, rustic, cabin offering a selection of quiche, soups, locally made cheese, casseroles, fish, lamb and beef. All served with local herbs. This is the perfect place to end a day of snow on the...

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  • Mount Hermon Ski Resort

    Majdal Shams Things to Do

    This is not a fancy ski resort in European standards, but it's the only one we have in Israel... People come here to ski, or just to play in the snow or enjoy some of the attractions built for the kids.

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  • Shouting Hill

    Majdal Shams Local Customs

    Majdal Shams is right on the border with Syria. The fence separated the Golan Druze from their brothers in Syria. This place is where Druze from both sides come to see each other. As the distance from the other side if minimal here. People come here and shout to their relatives on the other side.

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Baniyas

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  • Baniyas Nature Reserve

    Baniyas Things to Do

    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

    Baniyas Things to Do

    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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  • Shrine to Pan - Columns

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    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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Birkat Ram

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    Birkat Ram: Birkat Ram

    by Bregman Updated Apr 23, 2005

    While the food is quite standard, a variety of Druze and Arab dishes, the view is unbeatable. One side of the restaurant faces Mount Hermon and the other faces Birkat Ram.

    When you're done, you can ask the owners to open the little gate so you could go down to the lake.

    Birkat Ram

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Al Yahudiyah

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  • The Gamla Nature Reserve

    Al Yahudiyah Things to Do

    Located in the center of the Golan Heights, about 20kms south of Qatzrin.The reserve contains a mighty waterfall, the highest in Israel - 51meters high, archaeological sites including the remnants of ancient Gamla, a field of dolmens, the biggest Griffon Vulture nesting colony in the country, and more.One can easily spend anywhere from one hour to...

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  • Dolmen

    Al Yahudiyah Things to Do

    The Dolmens are megalithic structures [megalith is a structure that is built from immense stone slabs]. They were erected 4,000 years ago. The word 'dolmen' means a stone table in ancient Breton[dol=table, men=stone]. The Dolmens in the reserve are built of immense stone slabs laid upon two upright slabs. Approx. 700 dolmens have been found around...

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  • Voltures

    Al Yahudiyah Things to Do

    The population of the Griffon Voltures, once numerous throughout its breeding range, has suffered from severe decline. The dramatic decline is due to, mainly, to the reduction/ loss of their habitat, which caused shortage of food. These voltures suffered also from the results of the extensive use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers

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Qasrin

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  • Franchook, just ask for Beni

    Qasrin Restaurants

    While visiting Katzrin in the Golan Heights we went one morning in search of breakfast and found the Franchook where we met Beni, the owner and spent an enjoyable time eating his special "shakshuka", an eggs and vegetables dish that he makes up with his special recipie. I do admit it was excellent.Not only do they serve breakfast, but they are also...

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  • Fresh brew at the Golan Brewery

    Qasrin Restaurants

    Stopped in with Zohara and Hrvojka to try the new Golan Brewery in Katzrin. They have constructed a very nice pub on the second floor, above the brewery. They also have tours so you can see what your are drinking.They have a "sampler" of the 4 types of beer they make here, you can see in the picture that they run from light to dark....well worth...

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  • Meatshos for, guess what, yes MEAT

    Qasrin Restaurants

    Here at Meatshos they specialize in the meat from the cattle grown locally on the Golan Heights. The setting is simple, set in an industrial building with few frills, this place is made for meat. The do have a butcher shop adjacent to the restaurant where you can purchase the exact cut of meat that you just "sampled" in the restaurant. They also...

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Mas`adah

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    Eat at a Druze Restaurant

    by jadedmuse Updated Dec 18, 2005

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    Mas'adah is a Druze village located in the Golan area - though perhaps not as interesting as Majdal Shams (which is a town we drove through, located right along the border with Syria, from which Druze relatives living on the Israeli side "shout" across the border fence to relatives living on the Syrian side.)

    I wanted to see this for myself but we didn't have enough time to spend there and at the time we went, we weren't exactly sure where the "Shouting Hill" was. As it was getting dark and we were hungry, we turned around and headed for a druze restaurant in Mas'ada that we'd heard about.

    This kind gentleman eagerly cooked our food to order and was super nice. It was a really interesting evening.

    Note the typical druze head turban.

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`Ayn Ziwan

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  • Don't Miss the Pictures Inside!

    `Ayn Ziwan Restaurants

    On a lighter note, the "Cloud Cafe" is a nice little coffee shop next to the parking lot area. It's definitely worth going into the shop even if you're not in the mood for a snack or coffee, because along the walls you'll find terrific photos and short histories of the geography and people of this important and very strategic area.Wish I had taken...

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  • Enter the Bunker atop Mt. Bental

    `Ayn Ziwan Things to Do

    On the summit of the mountain is a restored bunker which by all counts is fascinating. You don't have to be a military buff to appreciate how difficult and challenging it must have been for the IDF to be perched atop this site, crouching inside the man-made bunker which not only included sleep barracks, but also a kitchen, meeting room and lookout...

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  • Explore Outside the Bunker atop Mt....

    `Ayn Ziwan Things to Do

    Outside the bunker is a sign-post showing the distance to Damascus, Baghdad, Beirut, and other strategic points. Perched alongside the bunker are metal effiges of Israeli soldiers on guard....a haunting depiction of what it must have been like to be perched atop this mountain, fighting off aggressive enemies. Great photo opportunities here - take...

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