Ein Gedi, Israel
Ein Gedi Reviews
Sep 01, 2002
Ein Gedi - Desert Oasis and Kibbutz
An oasis situated in the heart of the Judean Desert. Here the "Song of Songs" was composed.
Within this oasis the establishment of Kibbutz Ein Gedi and alongside its neighbour, the Nature Reserve, housing the desert fauna and the freshing, cool natural springs waters.
Ein Gedi Spa
Hot mineral spring waters, natural water swimming pool, natural black therapeutic mud,
Dead Sea and beach, massage treatment center.
Ein Gedi Botanical Gardens
More than 1000 species of flora, world wide. The combination of a growing population amongst the growing vegetation.
Ein Gedi 5th century Mosaic Floor of an ancient synagogue nearby the Kibbutz.
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Near the kibbutz. Visitors have access to the adjacent nature reserve for viewing bird sanctuaries and wildlife of desert, including the Nubian ibex. Hikers follow trails past waterfalls, springs, caves, canyons, and an early Bronze Age temple. Visitors have a choice of hiking along two riverbeds: The David Spring nature reserve walking tour (1.5-3 km), including a short trek to two waterfalls, can take between one and a half hour to 3 hours. The Arugut reserve is adjacent to the David reserve and includes a series of shallow pools perfect for bathing. The 4 km circular hike can take up to four hours. A marked path leads to an impressive waterfall. Recommended: binoculars, bathing suits, drinking water and hats.
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