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Golan Heights Syria

Golan Heights Syria is a hilly area of northeastern Israel. It is located on the border of Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. This area of Golan, that refers to the historical name of the mountainous region as well as to the area captivated by Israel from Syria. The name "Golan" has been derived from an ancient city named a "City of Refuge" (mentioned in the Bible). finally, Golan started to be recognized as the name of an informal geographic territory.

Geographically, the Golan Heights are surrounded on the west by an escarped rock that is 1,700 feet deep to the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River. On the southern part of it is surrounded by the Yarmouk River, whereas on the north by the international border with Lebano. The eastern part of the Golan Heights is again bounded by a largely flat plain, named the Hauran.
  • Golan Heights is usually divided into three areas including
  • Northern part- between the Sa'ar and Jilabun valleys,
  • central- between the Jilabun and Daliyot valleys
  • southern- between the Dlayot and Yarmouk valleys
Basically, the Golan Heights are a plateau, and is part of a Holocene volcanic field The inactive cinder cones such as Majdal Shams have been scattered all through this region.

The Golan Heights are being considered as one of the most-known and preferred tourist destinations of Syria. The place offers several tourist attractions that a person should not miss out during his trip to Syria. Some of those scenic spots of Golan Heights have been mentioned below:
  • Katzrin
  • Mount Hermon
  • Gamla Nature Reserve
  • Um el Kanatir
  • Gilgal Refaim
  • Hamat Gader
  • Hippos
  • Nimrod Fortress

    Thus for a long time the Golan Heights have been drawing the attention of the tourists visiting Syria.

    Attractions in Syria
    Umayyad MosqueSouq Saroujah
    Khan Asaad Basha Souq Al Jomaa
    National Museum of Damascus Caves of Maaloula
    Citadel of HomsAzem Palace of Hamah
    Citadel of ArwadApamea Museum
    Salkhad CitadelAs Suwayda Museum
    Hejaz Railway Asmahan Museum

    Last Updated on: April 07, 2017


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