In the heart of the land of Israel soars a high mountain ridge that overlooks the cities of Israel’s central region. Between the mountains and valleys lie archeological sites, nature reserves, breathtaking views and friendly local residents who tell the tale of the biblical region that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
The Binyamin region, located in the heart of Judea and Samaria, was given to the tribe of Benjamin, the youngest of the twelve tribes. Within its borders lies ancient Shiloh, the first capital city of Israel before the nation’s spiritual center moved to Jerusalem. Several distinctive landmarks tell the story of the Binyamin region throughout history, including the Roman, Byzantine and later periods.
Just 20 minutes from Jerusalem, half an hour from Tel Aviv and half an hour from the Dead Sea, the Binyamin region’s central location is an attractive advantage for residents and visitors interested in staying near the city while enjoying a quiet and pastoral landscape.
Credit for the beautiful photos in this website:
Shachar Cohen, photographer
Tamir Orbaum, photograoher