"Tower of the Sun" Majdal Shams by freya_heaven

Majdal Shams Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 26 photos

Majdal Shams

Sitting on the boarder is the Druze village of Madjal Shams. This is the largest settlement in the Golan heights or Muhafazat al Qunaytirah.

Annexed in to present day Israel in 1967 during the 6 day war, the Druze people of this village are very independent, refusing to take Israeli citizenship & are very pro Syrian.

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  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 7:49 AM

    Interesting read ... have to check out this site about the Druze religion.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2005 at 12:56 PM

    A very interesting local custom tip on Druze religion, I didn't know.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2005 at 6:10 AM

    Great incentive indeed. Very interesting page.

  • Sharon's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2005 at 1:08 AM

    We've been there (again) last week, Standing by the electric border fence, we got some signs from the Syrian side and we waved back at them, it felt great, I just wish this situation to be over already.

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2005 at 4:47 PM

    How Hindu-reincarnation was incorporated into Druze religion is a big mystery. Great start ;-)

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2005 at 6:53 PM

    I can see why "sun" is in the name of this city - it looks hot here! This is the first I've heard of the Druze religion, very interesting.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2005 at 7:10 PM

    Enjoyable because I always wondered about the Druze religion and you answered the questions I had. Also, I hear about the Golan Heights, and now through your photo, I have seen it.

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 8:18 AM

    Funny mental image of people shouting over the border! q*o*p

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