Bet She'an National Park

Bet She'an National Park, Beit She'an: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Bet She'an National Park Reviews: 5/5

Bet She'an National Park
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sofi NS
Athens, Greece11,946 contributions
The archealogical site of ancient Scythopolis is possibly the most impressive in Israel.
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, Israel193 contributions
The night tourvis not to be missed
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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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,220 contributions
Magnificent Ruins
Apr 2021
It was one of the cities part of the Decapolis, destroyed in the 8th Century by a massive earthquake that hit the region.
It is an amazing visit, please take a few hours to see it all and as well, if you are in good health climb the hill to see the earlier periods of the town.

Just the massive amphitheatre and the columns in the street, really amazing, a must visit site
Written May 15, 2021
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judyinjerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel142 contributions
Spend the day with the ancients
Nov 2020
One of the best places to get a feel for how the Romans and Byzantines lived--and how it all came crashing down in an earthquake in 749. Beautifully restored, extensive site. Do not attempt in the summer months.
Written November 24, 2020
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WhiteBearLake
White Bear Lake, MN6 contributions
Bet She'an Israel
Nov 2019
It was an historical city that I knew nothing about, so when we heard the details of how it was discovered and what the Romans did there, it was amazing.
Written October 10, 2020
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Marion S
Jerusalem, Israel164 contributions
Light and sound show at night
Aug 2020
Too hot and too strenuous and the group was too large and the guide inaudible!! Water to drink should be stressed before such a tour.
Written August 12, 2020
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loist51
Richmond, VA809 contributions
Beautiful Archaeological Ruins
Jan 2020
This is an impressive site of amphitheatre and ruins. Lots of tall columns and ruins from Roman city destroyed in earthquake. It is a national park, and you can walk around for hours discovering architecture and ruins. Makes you wonder how they built these huge columns back then. Must have been a very powerful earthquake to topple these massive columns.
Written March 24, 2020
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love2travelroadtrip
Haifa, Israel198 contributions
Bet Shean
Feb 2020 • Family
If you like archeology and history This is one of the best places to see ancient ruins in Israel (along with a few other amazing sites such as Caesaria)in a country with so many historical and archeological sites this is quite impressive. To be honest I'm more of a nature fan and less of an archeology fan. So when I choose to visit national parks I usually visit the nature oriented ones, but even I have to admit there was something really special and grand about seeing this place. If you follow valley street to (number 15 on the map you get When you enter and pay) to the trusted bridge. You end up in a beautiful green area with a river and a pretty trail surrounded by green mountains (at least when I was there in February) this area intersects with the emek maayanot / springs of valleys trail which looks beautiful too.

In general if you like seeing either historical and archeological sites or beautiful nature (and sometimes all of that together) I recommend visiting lots of the National parks and reserves. You can buy various passes so you can see multiple parks at a better combined price depending on how long you are here and how many you wish to see.
Written February 14, 2020
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adlr99
South Florida162 contributions
Worth going out of your way for
Jan 2020
Bet She'an is the remains of an ancient Roman city destroyed by an earthquake in the 700s, so it is not as ancient as some other Roman sites. However, it is very large and has a lot of remnants of what Roman life was like at that time. Some of it has been reconstructed from the fallen rubble, but some left in place so you get a feel for the force of the earthquate. Only part of the site has been excavated and it is a very large city. There is a model at the entrance that shows what the city was like in its heyday.
Written February 11, 2020
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Sarah C
Sydney, Australia3,742 contributions
Archaeological tour
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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