Golan Heights Attractions

Mount Bental, Golan Heights: Address, Phone Number, Mount Bental Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Bental
4.5
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Mount Bental
Popular mentions

4.5
230 reviews
Excellent
166
Very good
56
Average
6
Poor
2
Terrible
0

Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,181 contributions
Great Views of the Border and the valleys around
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 17 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

loist51
Richmond, VA809 contributions
Imagine What This Was in the 1970s
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 24 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1,719 contributions
View across Syrian border
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 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lara
Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
Excellent
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 18 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

pbsuchikul
San Mateo, CA42 contributions
Old Israel Bunker
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 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anthony H
Gold Coast, Australia332 contributions
A lot of history
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 25 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

M D
Nadi, Fiji111 contributions
360degree views
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 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

beachlovernc2015
Leland, NC1,234 contributions
Fascinating spot to get a true feel for the area - with wonderful views
May 2019
If you are at all interested in the politics of the Middle East - this is a good point to get a vantage point for exactly how small the region is and how strategic control of this area would be for any of the countries. You can view the beautiful valleys below and realize why Israel fought so hard to control this spot and how close Syria is. We had our own guides with us as part of our tour, so they explained in great detail the war and the importance of the area. It may be useful to have a good guide book or at least read up on what took place here and what you are looking out on. The remains of the bunkers are interesting and the coffee shop is handy for refreshments. On the walk up from the parking lot, there is a very nice man who sells local honey- worth a stop if that is something you like as well.
Written 16 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daniel306
Silver Spring, MD95 contributions
Cool place on a hot day
Jul 2019 • Family
The temperatures were pushing 40C, but the mountain wind made it still pleasant. The place makes you understand the recent history of the Golan and its strategic importance. There are preserved bunkers/trenches to explore. It's thought provoking to look out onto both Syria and Israel at the same time.

It's a beautiful peaceful place. There is a cafe on site with pretty good food. There is no entry fee.
Written 18 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GittiGrimm
Selbitz43 contributions
Great view to the Hermon
May 2019
We go by car to Mount Bental via Qatsrin - buying some wine - you have a great view to the Hermon. Was there 2 times now, but not the last time!
Written 21 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 164
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing