Ancient Hammat Gader
Ancient Hammat Gader was a bathhouse located on natural thermal mineral hot springs. Five springs fed the ancient bathhouse, which was the second most luxurious bathhouse in the 4th century Roman Empire.
This natural pool is located in an old, unused army base. The pool is hidden by the eucalyptus trees which provide shade. Tall reeds surround the pool; a small island is in the middle of the pool.
This small spring is only 2 meters by 2 meters, and only 1 meter deep. The spring is very pleasant, however, and is dedicated to the memory of Matan Gadri (Shoko) who was killed in 2003 while chasing after terrorists in Hevron.
There are two pools at Ein Shakif; One pool is a meter deep and the other is a 20-30 cm deep. Each pool is about 2×2 meters in size.
The Ein Davsha Spring flows freely, and does not collect in a pool. The spring is located near the road, flows year round; the flour mill is about 400 meters from the road.
This spring is in the El Al river in the southern part of the Golan Heights. The spring is shaded by a large tree. The pool is small, 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters, and 1 meter deep. The spring is clean and well kept.
There are two small pools at the Amir Wassatt intersection. One is covered partially by a bridge, while the other is exposed. They can be found to the north and west of the ruins of the Emir’s old house. Both pools are covered with green floating plants, which make entry into the pools unappealing.
The spring in Alonei Habashan has a small pool, built from basalt stones. The spring has very cold water.
This old cistern has cold deep water all year round. The entrance is via a ladder which is hung by a rope from the old Syrian pump. The cistern walls are covered with ferns.
The Bnot Yaakov Bridge is a landmark site on route 91. The bridge is of strategic importance as it is one of the few fixed crossing points for the Jordan River enabling access from the Golan to the Galilee.
The Odem Forest is all that remains of a huge forest that once covered most of the Golan Heights. The forest is natural, although the trees have been thinned and trimmed, thus allowing the trees to grow in height.
The Wasset Tourist Center has a variety of shops. Among the shops are artisans galleries, a winery, and a spice shop.
Deir Qureh is the runis of an old Christian village from the 4th-5th centuries CE. In the 6th century, a church and monastery were added. The village was abandoned in the 7th century. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the village was populated again, and a Syrian village was built here in the 20th century.
Ein Mokesh is a spring in the Golan Heights. Located near Kibbutz Ein Zivan, the spring was a popular place to visit even when it was surrounded by a minefield. It has since been cleaned up, so that guests won’t step in the minefield by mistake. However, it has maintained its name “Ein Mokesh”, or “Landmine Spring”, to remind us of the way it used to be.
Ein Ampi, also known as Ein Eucalyptus, is a lovely spring in the Golan Heights. The clear water varies from 0.5 meters to 1.5 meters in depth. Wide stones surround the pool, laid out as steps leading into the water, reminding one of an amphitheater. The eucalyptus trees provide shade even in the heat of summer.
The Gadot Lookout is an abandoned Syrian military post. Bunkers can be seen in the park, which has been made into a memorial for Israeli soldiers killed in wars against Syria.
The Jilabun River collects the water from Mount Avital and Mount Shifon. The water is carried into the Hula Valley near the Pkak Bridge.
The Gamla Nature Reserve in the Golan Heights is home to many Griffon vultures. The nature reserve has a covered observation post for watching the vultures, directly opposite a prime nesting site.
The memorial in Gamla is in memory of the Golan settlers who were killed in Israel’s wars.
El Rom Studios are best known for the subtitles and dubbing which are added to films and television shows. The studio has the ability to provide translated subtitles in a variety of languages.
The Golan Heights is known for its fresh juicy fruit. Many orchards offer visitors the opportunity to pick their own fruit.
De Karina Chocolate House makes fabulous handmade chocolates and liqueurs. The secrets of making chocolate have been in the family for generations.
Captain Otniel Shamir was killed on June 8, 1967, on the fourth day of the six-day war. He was killed while attacking Syrian anti-aircraft artillery.
The Aniam Artist’s Village is a small quaint village in the Golan. Workshops and galleries line the paved road in the village. The village seems to be still relatively unknown, and is quiet and uncrowded.
The Wind Turbines in the Golan Heights provide energy for about 20,000 people as well as factories in the Golan. The turbines are located on a windy hill, approximately one kilometer above sea level.