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Tel Dan, Kibbutz Dan

#15 of 169 in Things to do in Galilee Region
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A lush nature reserve on the Israeli border with Syria and Lebanon, Tel Dan offers a mixture of hiking trails and archeological sites. Trek through the green vegetation along a river past rushing cold-water springs, and visit pagan altars where the ancient Tribe of Dan offered animal sacrifices to their gods (look behind the biggest for the bunkers used by Israelis in the Six-Day War). The site also features an Arabic stone grain mill and two ancient city gates--one of them mentioned in a biblical story about Abraham rescuing Lot. Archeological findings from the ancient city of Dan include a broken 9th-century stone with an inscription referring to King David. Plan your visit to Tel Dan and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kibbutz Dan online trip maker.
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  • This is one of the few places i would recommend going to on a hot day. Almost all the trails are shady. Part of the trail is wheelchair accessible. Lots of water in the Dan river on our trip in June  more »
  • It’s a wonderful time to visit this park. The water is flowing and the pool near the end of the path is refreshing. The trail has wonderful views of nature and was well liked by family members of all....  more »
  • Beautiful! The beauty of nature that God created! I took so many pictures here but also several videos of the river and its beautiful sounds. Just simply gorgeous.
  • Beautiful nature reserve. The walking trails are really peaceful. The archaeological ruins are pretty fascinating. Go with a guide so that you know what you're looking at. You can see into Lebanon and Syria (I think, from memory) from one part. There are drinking fountains along the walks.
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