2021 - 2022
Gan HaShlosha National Park also known by its Arabic name Sachne (The hot pool) is considered by many people the Gan Eden it has naturally warm water where visitors can swim all year. It is named in memory of three Jewish pioneers who came to survey the land when their car rode over a land mine and all three were killed.
The Park is close to Beit-Shean, where according to the Bible, the dead bodies of King Saul and his son Jonathan were hung on the walls of the city (1 Samuel 31:10).
Beit Shean historically known as Scythopolis was one of 10 cities in the Decapolis and the Roman provincial capital in the 4th century AD but following an earthquake in 749 AD the city never truly regained its former status.
The spring water that emerges in the western part of the park maintains a constant, year-round temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. Amal Stream, which crosses the park, has been widened into pools.
In antiquity, the Sachne’s water was channeled to operate the big Bath Houses of Scythopolis about 6.4 km away.