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Just a short drive from Jerusalem and not far from the coastal cities is a gorgeously breathtaking region in the heartland of the country, with the Binyamin mountains at its center.

To the west – A forested area at high altitude, with flourishing towns and great lookout points of the coastal plain.

To the east – A lovely desert region where the Prat Stream rushes with gushing cool water all year round, on the way to the Dead Sea.

At the center – Between pastoral towns, Highway 60 weaves through the biblical path of the forefathers, which has been the central thoroughfare of the region for the past thousands of years for those traveling north and south of Jerusalem. On the sides of the road are the vineyards of the local prizewinning boutique wineries and at the very heart of the region – ancient Shiloh, the first capital city of Israel.

In addition to the bounty of biblical landmarks and historical sites dotting the area, there are various attractions suited for individual travelers, couples, families and groups. Among the many sightseeing options, you can find desert camping, artisan workshops, petting zoos, lookout points with breathtaking panoramic views, wine tasting at boutique wineries and more.

 

Visitors Centers and Tourisom information stops in the region:

 

The Nahalat Binyamin Visitor Center is a fifteen minute drive from Jerusalem and offers visitors a wide selection of special experiences, including multimedia presentations that tell the history of the region, wine tasting, a cafeteria with hot beverages, and restrooms. Meals and small-scale events can also be arranged by advance booking.

Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Ancient Shiloh Visitor Center features a cafeteria, restrooms and a souvenir shop that sells authentic and high quality foods and crafts produced by local artists.

Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Maavar Michmas Tourism Information Center: An information center with a friendly staff, maps and explanations of the touring options in the region. Located in the Maavar Michmas petrol station on highway 60, 15 minutes drive from Jerusalem. 

Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

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