Tel Shahab (تل شهاب) is a village and archaeological site just a few hundred meters away from the Jordanian border to the northwest of Daraa (درعا). Most interesting are the Roman-era watermills situated in a scenic valley below the village. There is a waterfall descending into the valley, and the area is worth visiting for the beautiful scenery alone, particularly in the spring.
Getting There: Fairly frequent microbuses travel to the village of Tel Shahab (تل شهاب) from the central microbus station in Daraa (درعا). The trip takes about 15 minutes. From the far end of the village, where the microbus will turn around to head back towards Daraa (درعا), walk north to the site. You will cross a small bridge over a railway, and from there you have two options. A path to the right leads down into the valley to the bottom of the waterfall and the ruins. Continue straight ahead, and you’ll be at the top of the opposite side of the valley, with a great view of the site. You can scramble down the hill to the ruins from there, but it is a bit more difficult.
Coordinates: 32°41’42.67″N / 35°58’03.20″E
Transliteration Variants: Tel Shihab, Tel Shehab, Tal Shahab, Tal Shihab, Tal Shehab, Tell Shahab, Tell Shihab, Tell Shehab
Rating: (4 / 10)