Use your senses to feel the experience that is given by Ramat Gan. It will be a pleasure to your eyes from taking in sceneries of nature, witnessing history, choosing clothes, appreciating art and admiring diamonds. It will be delightful enjoyment for your ears listening to sensuous symphony music. Savour your taste buds with good food and smell the scent of nature. And also, interact with animals through touch. Your trip to Ramat Gan will also make your heart pump with excitement and nourish your mind with knowledge. Here are 10 things for all aspects of enjoyment:
1. Witness the war of the past in Ramat Gan Holocaust Memorial
Ramat Gan Holocaust Memorial reminds us of the dreadful Holocaust of World War II and the innocent people including Jewish, children, Romani, homosexuals, blacks, Soviet citizens and more that were killed. The memorial tells the story of this distressingly grievous history to afford us lessons and urge us to respect people of different skin colors and create peace instead of war. It also gives remembrance to the loved ones that lost their lives due to the war. So, be prepared with a napkin and hold your tears while this memorial walks you through the catastrophic past of war time.
Ramat Gan Holocaust Memorial
Address: 31 Givat Habanim, Ramat Gan, Israel
Website: Ramat Gan Holocaust Memorial
2. Revel in the music by The Ramat Gan Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 2003 by composer and conductor Dr Alex Wasserman, The Ramat Gan Symphony Orchestra started as a youth orchestra in the beginning but slowly became a mixed orchestra that gathers musicians from everywhere. You can catch their performances at the Ramat Gan Theater and Yahalom Theater but they also perform concerts for youth and children in the city. You will also find them at musical festivals of Israel and all around the world with performances. Their repertoire ranges from classic to contemporary which suits a wide variety of audiences.
The Ramat Gan Symphony Orchestra
Address: Rashi 5, Groner Towers, Ramat Gan
3. Appreciate Israeli art at Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art
Exhibition paintings, sculptures and multi-media works at the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, 1997Posted by איתמר ניומן - סדנאות לאמנות ציור ורישום בצפון סטודיו האי Itamar Newman ART on Friday, 2 December 2016
Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art is among the few museums that devote themselves to Israeli art. It focuses on promoting contemporary art and experienced artists but also gives young artists a chance to promote their work. It displays artwork from paintings, sculptures, photography to 3D designs.
Their past exhibitions showcased a variety of themes such as ‘Variations of Photography on Dance’, 'The 50’s’ which exhibited works from the 1950s, 'Days of Tom’ which showed black and white photographs and more. Other than that, the museum also presents shows and movies for children like 'The Wizard of Oz’, 'Noah Theatre’, 'The Hero’s Fountain’ and the like. Note that the museum is currently closed due to renovations, kindly check the website to plan your visit when it is open.
Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art
Address: Abba Hillel Silver Rd 146, Ramat Gan, Israel
4. Have a thrill seeking adventure at Luna Park
Luna Park, Tel Aviv is an amusement park complex in the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds built in 1970. Luna Park attractions include Ferris wheels, bumper cars, carousels and roller coasters.Posted by Best Of Israel on Thursday, 4 February 2016
Luna Park is in Tel Aviv, a 12 minute’s drive from Ramat Gan. From heart soothing to adrenaline pumping, Luna Park covers it all for all personalities and ages. You can find many interesting, creative and fun attractions for everyone here. For the little ones, there is Power Towers where you lift yourself up the tower by pulling the ropes with your own bare hands, Missile - space flight where you experience space in a simulator, a roller coaster which will go through darkness, encounter monsters, and vampires; scary, but not enough to scare away their little hearts, and more.
Whereas the adult ones are more action packed, including but not limited to Anaconda, with 360-degree loops, steep slopes and curvy screws, Black Mamba for you to experience falling from 65 meters (213.3 feet) in an elevator and Top Spin, that lets you spin 360-degree and get stuck upside down in the air. For some gentle fun, win some prizes, perhaps a big teddy bear, through fascinating games. Or take a photo at the studio with a character costume and the backdrop of a movie scene. Food and drinks are available at the amusement park.
Address: Ganei Yehoshua, Tel Aviv, Israel
Website: Luna Park (in Hebrew)
5. Enjoy greenery at Ramat Gan National Park
Ramat Gan National Park is currently under renovation and the new park will wow you again with its charming nature. For years, the seasonal blooms of the flowers with diverse types and colors of 82,000 flowers have attracted thousands of visitors. Now, they are adding edible plants, spices, fruit trees and evergreen trees. The sculpture garden is also a famous attraction that showcases the works of the late artist Menashe Kadishman.
The park is a Parisian style garden with lawns, walking paths, and riding paths for all kinds of activities. You will inadvertently catch ducks, swans, green parrots and all kind birds in the park. You can choose to picnic with barbecues, tables, and benches available, or dine in the cosy cafe in the park.
Ramat Gan National Park
Address: Achad Ha'am 55, Ramat Gan
Website: Ramat Gan National Park
6. Fill your mind with art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv Museum is located a 12 minute’s drive from Ramat Gan. Tel Aviv Museum of Art collects a variety of artwork from contemporary art to classic art, mainly Israeli art. It houses many exhibitions including Israeli art, the local art since the beginning of the 20th-century until today, modern and contemporary art, which comprises of international works since the mid 19th-century until today, prints and drawings, architecture and design, photography and art from the 16th to the 19th-century. Besides exhibitions, the museum also holds concerts, lectures, classes, guided tours and workshops for all ages. Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a magnificent piece of architecture anyone, especially architecture buffs, will particularly love.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Address: Sderot Sha'ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 61332012, Israel
Website: Tel Aviv Museum of Art
7. Interact with animals at Ramat Gan Safari
Ramat Gan Safari is a combination of the African Park and zoo with diverse species of animals like mammals, fowls, reptiles and birds. Due to the large drove of assorted species of African animals in the African Park and the animals from all over the world in the zoo, Ramat Gan Safari contains the largest animal collection in the Middle East. The Safari is famous for its breeding pack of African and Asian elephants, the gorilla and orangutan families, the hippos and lions.
The park is engaged in the breeding of endangered species and is active in ongoing research schemes and the returning of animals to their natural habitat. It offers paid tours and activities for the whole family like Safari in the morning, Twilight Safari, Night Safari, Midnight Safari and more, while for kids, there is Safari Camp, Safari Class and treatment and observation camp. It will be a fruitful and educational trip as you will learn to differentiate between males and females, watch the animals fighting for authority and how they attract and find the opposite sex. If you are lucky enough, you will catch them mating, meet pregnant females and witness the treatment of the offspring.
Ramat Gan Safari
Website: Ramat Gan Safari
8. Retail therapy at Ayalon Mall
Try not to be in a frenzy when entering this shoppers’ nirvana, as you will be spoon-fed with choices of shopping merchandise. Women will go mad with all the brands such as Lafayette, Freakers, H&M, Zara, We Shoes, Nine West and more. Men can take their sweet time choosing clothes from Steve Madden, Lee Cooper, Pull & Bear, American Eagle, Aldo, Mania and more. Children also get to pick what they like at The Children’s Palace, KEDS kids, Castro Children and more.
Book lovers can find their treasures at Steimatzky and Tzomet Sefarim while sports enthusiasts will feel at home searching for fashion and sports equipment at Hoodies, Nike, Delta, Adidas and the like. Choices of food are plentiful from Chinese, Japanese, Italian, pizza to fast food. Just when you think it’s enough, there is more like a supermarket, cinema, cosmetics, jewelry and watches, gifts, sunglasses, and home products for you to shop for.
Address: 301 Derekh Aba Hillel, Ramat Gan 5259408, Israel
Website: Ayalon Mall (in Hebrew)
9. Yarkon Park with all kind of activities you can't imagine
Yarkon Park is an enormous park in Tel Aviv, which is a 12 minute’s drive from Ramat Gan. The park houses not only a botanical garden, lakes and lawns, but also sports facilities, an aviary, water park and two outdoor concert venues where many famous artists have held concerts like Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Madonna and many more.
Among its 6 gardens, the Rock Garden is the largest and the most popular one as it shows the diversity of Israel geological wise with numerous types of rocks from limestone and granite, scattered among over 3,500 species of plants. The tropical garden is also enticing with its variety of orchids and vines that live in the subtropical micro-climate. You must not miss the heritage centre, Seven Mills to see the historic flour mills that run on power from the river. The family can have lots of fun here, from water parks, biking, boating, outdoor climbing, basketball, rollerblading to the bird sanctuary and petting zoo, you just won’t get enough of this place.
Address: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Website: Yarkon Park (in Hebrew)
10. Be blinded by the sparkle of diamonds at Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum
Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum is a little gem hidden in the Diamond Exchange District of Ramat Gan. On your trip here, you will be dazzled by various types of diamonds and gemstones. You will also gain knowledge of the life of a diamond, starting from its mining process to the manufacturing procedure of how it becomes a polished gem from a rough stone, then the trading practice in the industry, diamond attribute applications in jewelry, and lastly learn about the different sectors of the industry from the diamond experts.
The museum showcase special exhibits like jewelry discovered at different archaeological sites in Israel, gemstones in all kinds of shapes like animals, flowers and vessels, jewelry designed by emerging designers from South Africa and jeweled accessories from India.
Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum
Address: Zisman Shalom St 3, Ramat Gan, Israel
Enjoy to the max
You have to empty the cup so you can fill it with new life, the same goes for your heart and mind - so let yourself go, empty your brain and let these 10 things open your mind, broaden your sight and widen your knowledge. That way, you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
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