Gan Hashlosha National Park
Gan Hashlosha National Park or the ancient name of Sahne, is located near Beit Shean in the Beit Shean valley. It is one of the most
beautiful of the Israel National Parks. Some believe that this is the “real” location of the Garden of Eden. It looks like a magical oasis.
Sahne means ‘hot pool” in Arabic and Gan Hashlosha means “The Park of the Three”
There is a spring that emerges on the western side of the park that maintains a natural flow of water at a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, or 82 Fahrenheit, year-round. Called Amal Spring, it has been widened into pools. The pools are surrounded by palm trees and lush green lawns that make for a full day of picnicking, playing, and relaxing at Shane .
Homa umigdal – wall and a tower
While visiting, you may see the remains of an Old tower and stockade settlement, Homa Umigdal in Hebrew, set up by Jewish Pioneers in 1936 when the British had a total ban of new settlements on the Land of Israel. You may visit its residential quarters with kitchen and dining room and get a glimpse of how the first settlers lived up to the middle 1900s.
There is also an old gristmill, used in the past for grinding flour. It has been reconstructed and is now active.
The Museum of Regional and Mediterranean Archaeology is located on the grounds of the park, with a display of Greek tools and artifacts from excavations in the Beit Shean Valley. It also features findings from Egypt and Persia, besides an exhibit about the Etruscans.
Tours to Gan Hashlosha
What is there to see in the area?
Tzur Tours offer private day tours to the area with an Israel private tour guide, a few miles away you have the remnants of the magnificent Roman city of Beit Shean Israel, also next to the Gan Hashlosha there is the beautiful synagog of Beit alfa, and don’t miss the view of the Jezreel valley from the Gilboa range were many biblical stories took a place
One of the most Beautiful National Parks in the world
These pools draw many tourists and locals to its waters for relaxation or just plain swimming
It is this amazing scenery which led to Time Magazine to name Gan Hashlosha as one of the most beautiful parks in the world.
Sahne is about a ten-minute drive from Mount Gilboa, which makes it a perfect stop for tourists especially Pilgrims to visit the Mount and then relax and take a dip in these perfect waters.
Gan Hashlosha is located just off-road 669 between the Hashita junction and Beit Shean. Enter Beit Shean Park Entrance or Kibbutz Nir David. All signs refer to the park as Gan Hashlosha.
If possible avoid the months of July and August when Israeli kids are on vacation and the site may be crowded. The best times I recommend are from April to June and September to November.
A real beach environment
Like in any other beach environment, come early and get the best spot to spread out with your family. Many people come with their BBQ equipment and make the famous Israeli food Basar Al Hash or Meat on the Grill, also called Mangel in Israel. Fridays and Saturdays tend to be particularly crowded.
Gan Hashlosha National Park Opening Hours
April – September 8 am – 5 pm
October – March 8 am – 4 pm
Fridays and Holiday eves the park closes an hour earlier
for entrance prices see the updated price at Gan Hashlosha website
Gan Hashlosha is included in the Israel national parks pass
Tower and Stockade site 04-658-1017