Al-HIMA

Al-Hima village is considered as one of the most important villages in the occupied Golan.

It is famous for its hot mineral fountains and winter pools. It has a strategic geographic location of being far from four Arab capitals (Damascus, Jerusalem, Amman and Beirut), the same distance 135 kilometers.

The Syrian Hima village is distinguished by magic nature, it is also located on the Yarmouk river which is considered one of the most important rivers in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan with a water level in the river reaches 7,5 cubic meters per second  while in winter season it reaches 100 cubic meters per second.

Al-Hima village is affiliated to Feek area in the south west of Golan at the cross points of Syrian-Jordanian limits.

 Before the Zionist occupation to Golan, its people worked in tourism due to the magic natural scene it has, and due to mineral waters used in swimming and physical therapy.

In addition to working in tourism, they work in agriculture and breeding sheep. The warm weather helps the people there to cultivate and sell agriculture crops as Molokai, Tomatoes, apple and banana, citrus as  Krmentena, grapefruit, lemon and apricot.

There are seven fresh springs for drinking, there is also the famous mill which is visited frequently by the neighboring villages' residents.

In 1967 the population of the village was estimated about 450 inhabitants. The Known families are al-jama't, al-Mahamdeh, al-Barahmeh, al-Besharat and al-Falahat.

 Three-storey hotel, restaurant, dozens of shops and primary school were also found in al-Hima village since 1951.

Al-Hima pools

In 1966, the number of visitors to the three Hima's pools (al-makla,al-Balsam and the second Balsam)  reached about 50 thousand visitors.

Archeological features

Archeological hill is found in the west of the village.

Broken basaltic columns.

Ionic crowns.

The ruins of a Roman theater.

The remains of  St. Sergius'  church. 

In Winter tourist season, a daily railway train trip from Damascus to Daraa, Zezon, Tel Shihab and al-Hima; was scheduled due to al-Hima's important tourist location.

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