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Take in the epic scenery of Jezreel Valley


February 26, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
A panoramic aerial view of Jezreel Valley in the Lower Galilee region of IsraelA panoramic aerial view of Jezreel Valley in the Lower Galilee region of IsraelPhoto: Guy Zidel / Shutterstock
February 26, 2015 | Latest Photo

In the Lower Galilee region of Israel, the Jezreel Valley stands out as one of the most beautiful expanses of land. The valley was formed millions of years ago and may have connected the Mediterranean Sea to the Dead Sea before the Dead Sea was cut off to become the hypersaline lake it is today. 

Now, instead of being flooded with water, the 94,000-acre valley is dotted by colorful agricultural fields – sunflowers, wheat, cotton and even corn. Sheep, cattle and fish also thrive here.

The Jezreel Valley hosts many historically significant sites and museums, but perhaps the best reason to visit is to take in the dramatic natural scenery – and there's no better place to do that than from the popular hiking destination, Mount Tabor.

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