Category Archives: Golan miscellaneous

Ancient and Modern Hammat Gader – Ancient Roman Bathhouse and hot springs

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.

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En Amir Spring in the Golan Heights – Ein Wassatt Spring near Amir Intersection

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.

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Deir Qureh village at Gamla – Ancient Chrisian village at Gamla national park in the Golan

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.

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Ein Mokesh Spring in the Golan Heights – Landmine spring in the Golan

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.

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Ein Ampi spring in the Golan Heights – En Eucalyptus Spring in the Golan

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.

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Ya’ar HaAyalim Deer Forest – Odem deer forest in the Golan Heights

Ya’ar HaAyalim is a deer forest in Odem in the Golan. The forest has antelope, ibex, red spotted deer and midget deer. Visitors can wander amongst and feed the deer, while learning about the various deer. Visitors can also learn how a shofar is made from the horns of an animal.

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