Bet She'an National Park
Bet She'an National Park
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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Elaine M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We visited in the evening for She'an nights. We accidentally booked a Hebrew tour instead of an English tour and they were SO accommodating. Our guide, Asher, re-ran the movie part in English and then toured us privately in English through Bet She'an, while the other guide (I think Gadi) gave the Hebrew tour that Asher was supposed to do. What a wonderful experience. Educational and Interesting. We highly recommend putting this on your agenda.
Written May 16, 2022
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Sarah C
Sydney, Australia4,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This site is of the ancient city of Bet She'an Scythoplois and the Tel Bet She'an in Northern Israel. It has been excavated since the 1920's you will see some amazing archaeological remains covering a huge history. These settlements have revealed occupation since the Chalcolithic period / 5th millenium BCE, then Egyptian rule in the Late Canaanite period. It was later taken by King David and destroyed by Assyrians in 732 BCE.

The site has been mentioned in the bible where Saul and his sons were hung from the city walls.

The site later saw Hellenistic influence and also conquest was made by Rome in 63 BCE where the city flourished. Hence the site has significant history and therefore a range of cultural influences can be seen.

As a tourist, there’s plenty to see including remains of a theatre, bathhouses, latrines, a forum, temples and more from Roman times and also an elevated mound with Canaanite and Egyptian remains.

The site has a gift shop and bathrooms as well as plenty of parking. It is recommended to be there on a tour so you can get good explanations.

It is a really well preserved site and super interesting to see.

Written January 12, 2020
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Sofi NS
Athens, Greece22,755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The main site streches im am extended area that takes 2-3 hours to visit easily. It took us nearly 5 hours to visit the whole site and then the amphitheater which is outside the main archaeological enclosure.
Apaert from the theater, the baths, the punlic lavatories and the colonnade streets we climbed up the hill, which is not recommended if not in decent shape, where you can see the remnants of previous periods from neolithic to assyrian. Offers also a great top view of the whole site.
The truncated bridge is difficult to reach as there is no clear passage through the bushes, but we got close enough for a pic.
The models and the artist's impression placed in front of the ruins are a great help for the visitor in understanding the function and shape of the ancient city.
Written November 13, 2021
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Eran F
Tel Aviv, Israel189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
As one of thd major city in helenistic, roman an byzatin time in Israel - thr location is magnificant and the arceological work is excellent. Add to that an amazing lightening at night with a well informed guide - and this is somthing not to miss.
And you should defintly come also during the day to roam the large site by itself.
When you are there - just remember that the site you see today represent only 4% of the city back than!
Written November 10, 2021
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Karyn W
Kihei, HI78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
What an amazing place! Definitely a hidden treasure. We went late in the afternoon and were the only people there! The only thing I did not like were the cartoonish cutouts, maybe 5 total, spread in the ruins.
We found the place where it looked like the pieces that did not yet have a place to go were stored, such incredibly beautiful carvings in the stone.
Written October 14, 2022
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B T
London, UK1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The national park contains ruins of a Roman city including a main street, a theatre, bath houses and many more. It covers a big area and there is also a small hill where the remains of much older cities have been built one on top of the other. You can climb up the hill and get a good view over the whole area, from the site there are also nice views over the Jordan river and you can see the mountains in Jordan.
Written March 5, 2022
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This site was really amazing, one of the largest we have seen. It is a very old city that served the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans at various periods of history and was probably first settled 6,000 years ago. There is an amazing amphitheater and baths and a main "street" with massive columns. You can easily spend quite a bit of time exploring here.
Written December 16, 2022
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TravelDonCA
Tehachapi, CA212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We walked up the backside which involved getting someone to open the gate for us which is on route 7078. There is an old Roman bridge at this location. At the base of the hill there is a good model of what the site looked like. Once you climb the hill (easy climb) you can view the Egyptian ruins. Then, look off the hill to the south-southwest and get a great overview of the Roman and Byzantine ruins of Scythopolis. Exploring the ruins will take some time but it is well worth it. The bath houses and early commode area is interesting.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Definitely one of the Top 5 archeological sites in Israel.

It is big, a lot to see, a lot to walk, and to climb also, a lot to learn and a lot to enjoy.

But be careful: in Summer the site might be dangerous if you forget yourself as there is no shade at all (or almost) and you can get dehydrated very easily.
So in Summer take plenty of water with you (1-2liter/person), your hat, sunglasses are mandatory as the stone are white and will eventually hurt your eyes, and finally some sunscreen.
Staying there at noon in Summer (from May till October) should be planned with caution.

But then the reward is awesome, just take a look at the pictures :)
Written September 28, 2022
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Laura74
Monterrey, Mexico468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Had my reservs from what we watched on youtube but it totally met expectations.
A spectacular ancient city destroyed by an earthquake. You can see the theater, turkish baths, mosaics very well preserved... A pretty illustrative visit!
Written January 3, 2020
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