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rodrigocraveiro2015
Brasilia, DF51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Business
Very beautiful and tense atmosphere in a region which is disputed by Israel and Syria. Mountains, valleys and small villages.
Written August 5, 2023
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is an impressive sight where you can roam around Israeli bunkers and trenches used during the Yom Kippur War in October, 1973, see many sculptures by Yoop de Yong, view the surrounding area of Quneitra and the UN monitoring base. Enjoy some refreshments at Coffee Anan at 1165 meters above sea level. There is a signpost showing distances to cities throughout the world. It is worth noting that from here it is on 65 km to Damascus 65 km, but 161 km to Jerusalem. There are audio stations that describe the view and battle. It is cold and very windy here.
Written January 30, 2023
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Theoax
Tel Aviv, Israel287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A place overlooking the Syrian border and kibbutz lands below. A short climb from the parking lot and views in all directions. If you're in the area, be sure to visit.
Written November 23, 2022
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Interesting views of the Syrian-Israeli Border and also the hill was a military position during the October war. Well worth climbing up to view the whole area. There is a nice coffee place there. Usually is very windy but bearable.
Written May 17, 2021
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loist51
Richmond, VA836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are Israeli bunkers visible from the panoramic view that were occupied and utilized in 1970s. Very windy the day we were here. You can see Syria from this vista and Golan area as well. Very pretty view, yet somber, thinking about war.
Written March 24, 2020
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alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you visit Mount Bental, you can see former Israeli Army bunkers and learn about the battle that took place here during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. You can also take in views into Syria, which was a great reminder of Israeli borders and how close Israel is to so many countries! There's a cafe at the top as well. It was extremely windy up there when we were there, so if your guide tells you to take a windbreaker, TAKE A WINDBREAKER. Interesting stop.
Written January 8, 2020
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Lara
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Few years ago, one could see and hear the unrest on the Syrian side from here. Israel has been taken in thousands of wounded Syrians and providing them with medical treatment which wouldn't be available to them anywhere else.
Mt Bental - the battle itself was held during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. It was one of the largest tank battles ever and was miraculously won by the Israelis (160 tanks). The Syrians attacked with 1,500 tanks and 1,000 artillery pieces. The Israeli army suffered large casualties as well and by the time the battle was over, only 7 Israeli tanks were operational. After 900 of the Syrian tanks were destroyed, the Syrians turned and fled, leaving the land for the victorious Israelis. Today, to remember the bloody battle, the valley below the mountain is called the Valley of Tears.
Certainly worth a visit!!!! Keep in mind, it gets cold and windy on the top of the Mt. Bental.
Written December 18, 2019
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pbsuchikul
San Mateo, CA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Visited Har Bental site of a former Israeli bunker. Mount Bental is one of Israel’s favorite mountain peaks to visit, partly due to the great panoramic views of the Golan and even Syria but also because Mount Bental was the site of a courageous battle fought during Israel’s war for the Golan.
The battle itself was held during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. It was one of the largest tank battles ever and was miraculously won by the Israelis with their small force of 160 tanks. The Syrians attacked with 1,500 tanks and 1,000 artillery pieces to be slowly mowed down by the much, much smaller Israeli force. The Israeli army suffered large casualties as well and by the time the battle was over, only 7 Israeli tanks were operational. After 900 of the Syrian tanks were destroyed, the Syrians turned and fled, leaving the land for the victorious Israelis. Today, to remember the bloody battle, the valley below the mountain, reaching to Mount Hermon, is called the Valley of Tears.
Written December 8, 2019
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Anthony H
Gold Coast, Australia332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is well preserved, you can walk around the trenches and look over the battle ground. This has excellent views of the area below. You can see Syria from the top. Take a torch so you can look inside the sleeping area. A lot of history and sadness here.
Written November 25, 2019
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MD
Nadi, Fiji115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
You have a sense of wonder and appreciation of the intelligence and bravery of the Israeli military. Being able to conquer and control this strategic area in a matter of 6 days (6 day war, 1967). Amazing views of the plains and border areas of Lebanon and Syria.
Written October 30, 2019
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