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Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 08-681-2957
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Description: This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological...
This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.
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Bet Guvrin caves

Ancient caves dug into the chalk. You need a car or even better, a guide, to get there and appreciate the history of the area. Unfortunately we did not have a guide and arrived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Ancient caves dug into the chalk. You need a car or even better, a guide, to get there and appreciate the history of the area. Unfortunately we did not have a guide and arrived late, around 3pm. By the time we oriented ourselves the park closed, so we missed many of the caves we wanted to visit. Next time we... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Cisterns, pantries , oil presses, hiding sites for the rebels , ancient stone mining, and more One needs a car or private driver/ guide to get you ther, difficult with public transportation.o

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Englewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Israelis love to Hike..very crowded during the intermittent days of the Hondas: succo t and Passover. All main attractions are crowded, . The natives Israelis, who are very observant make these two holidays their main vacation days and do not work!!

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we were unfamiliar with the Caves of Maresha, and were unprepared for the history of this area. do go with a good guide and you will learn so much. we went from cave to cave underground, seeing where our ancestors pressed olive oil, stored food, lived and raised doves for food and sacrifice. it was a very hot day, and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went there last week while in Israel and loved it! It was amazing to see some of the caves and to find out how they were made. They also have ancient oil presses and cave dwellings from ancient times. This was my second time there and I still haven't seen all of the areas that are open to the public.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We never tire of visiting this magnificent National Park. It is a large park and having a vehicle is helpful, but not essential. The park provides a brochure with a map, suggested touring and walking routes - and they even provide a "handicapped- and stroller- accessible route. The park has a phenomenal columbarium (for raising doves) with over 2000 nesting... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The caves at the park are amazing - well-kept, an exciting experience for young ones and for grownups - not far from Jerusalem, yet out in nature - highly recommended.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They have multiple things that are worth seeing. The Bell Caves are fascinating, as well as the Zidonian Caves, the underground dove cotes, the Olive Press, underground store rooms and rooms where people lived underground. It is fun to just go exploring and see where peoples from long ago lived and prospered.

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Arlington,Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Much to see. Very large park making a car an essential for getting around. Well marked for getting around. The caves are magnificent, especially the Sidonian caves.

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Darjeeling, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Mareshah was part of a tribal area of Judah, belonging to the descendants of Caleb. Excavations show us that the highest part of the tel is the fortified upper city, which is close to 500 feet in diameter. Also in the neighbourhood are the Bell caves a sight worth watching and experiencing, its like getting into an airconditioned room, absolutely... More 

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Address: Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 08-681-2957
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Givat Ram

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