Tag Archives: Jordan Valley

Sartaba Hike in the Jordan Valley – Alexandrion Fortress in the Jordan Valley

This was the site of the fortress, known as Alexandrion, which was built by the Hasmoneans and used by the Herodian dynasty. This was the fortress where Herod imprisoned his favorite wife, Mariamne, and killed her two sons.

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Ein Moda Spring in the Beit She’an Valley – En Moda Spring in Israel

Ein Moda Spring is located in the Beit She’an Valley. Although the valley is dry and hot, it has numerous springs. Ein Moda is one of the sweetest springs in the Beit She’an Valley. The spring flows all year round and has a constant temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.

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Belvoir National Park and Crusader Fortress – Kochav HaYarden National Park

Belvoir National Park, known as Kochav HaYarden, is located on the hills above the Jordan Valley. The Crusader fortress, built in the 12th century by the Order of the Hospitallers, is the most complete Crusader fortress in Israel. Aside from the remains of the castle, the site has a stunning view and a nice sculpture garden portraying the works of Israeli artist Yigal Tumarkin.

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Gan Guru kangaroo park in Israel – Gan Guru Australian zoo in the Jordan Valley

Gan Guru is an Australian zoo in Israel. You will see animals which are generally found only in Australia, such as kangaroos, koalas, and Australian emus and kakadus. You can feed the kangaroos and watch the koalas being fed.

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