Wednesday, 8 June 2011

The Golan Heights - Banyas, Nimrod and Mount Bental

From Safed we explored the Golan Heights starting at Banyas national park. The Golan Heights show that Israel also houses some fine strips of land with lush green :D The Banyas national park houses a spring where an old city was placed and quite a nice waterfall. A huge difference to the desert around the Dead Sea. Next to Banyas is the Nimrod fortress. It overlooks the Golan Heights, once built to protect a trading route from Damascus to the Mediterranean Sea. An astonishing view, indeed :D
We continued down the Syria border to mount Bental, an old volcano that houses a former Syrian bunker. From mount Bental Quintera could be seen, a former Syrian town that is a ghost town now-a-days within the UN controlled Israel-Syria puffer zone.
Banyas waterfall

Nimrod fortress

superb view over the Golan Heights

Scrap metal art at mount Bental

former Syrian bunker at Mt Bental

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