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“gamala the forgoten city of the golan”

Gamla Nature Reserve
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Gamla Heights City during the Second Temple participated in the great Jewish revolt against the Romans between 66-70 years was taken after a bloody battle in 66 AD in the hands of Asfasinos. There is also a Byzantine church of Deir Kroh eagles and spectacular views. A short hiking trail twenty-five minutes Gamla waterfall impressive.

Thank Yehuda L
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Golan Heights are so beautiful. From the view points you can see the ancient lost city of Gamla where the Romans destroyed the Jewish stronghold there. We also did a nice walk along the rim of the canyon, where you can see eagles if you are lucky. You can cross over the canyon for a bit more rigorous walk to the other side. Arrange for pickup there. Your visit to Israel would not be complete without a visit here.

Thank GR8TRAILBLAZERFAN
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Easy walk to the observation point where we saw the raptors. The hike to the waterfall was not strenuous and we were rewarded with a view of the waterfall across the canyon.

Thank mollydog112000
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

A short (1/3 mile or so) loop brought us to views (in the distance) of an ancient synagogue, Eurasian Griffon (informally, Griffon Vulture) visible with binoculars across the ravine resting above their white droppings, and the Gamla Waterfalls (flowing well after winter rains in February), the highest in Israel. We also had sightings of a Eurasian Kestrel and European Goldfinches. Since we were with a group, I'm not aware of costs for entrance.

Thank DonWR
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Even if you only have an hour to spend here, don’t miss it!
There is a short, paved, circular path from the parking lot to the cliffs observatory where, if lucky enough one could spot different species of eagles gliding around above the beautiful wadi below. Seriously, even if you don’t count on luck, you are very likely to observe a few eagles as this place is a famous nature reserve were eagles live and nest. (Read all about it in the official Gmala Nature Reserve site)
Unfortunately we didn’t have much time during a hot midsummer day, but the short visit was such an experience for parents and kids alike. We rented a binocular at the entrance (10 nis) and watched some eagles that were flying a little far away and then were treated by one that beautifully glided right by the observatory.
You can spend a whole day here, hiking down to the waterfall and enjoying nature. But again, if only for the short walk to the watch-out – don’t miss it.

Thank AJAelxander
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