Timna Park

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Eilat, Israel

Timna Park Eilat Reviews

victoriasol victoria…
23 reviews
Geological wonders and amazing wildlife Oct 30, 2016
Timna Valley Park is located in Israel’s Arava Desert and it's fascinating in its variety of scenic, geological and archaeological sites.

Strange sandstone structures dot this desert landscape, curved by the winds and the natural elements over many years.

In the park you can explore ancient copper mining sites, rock drawings dating back to Egyptian period (12-14 centuries BCE), the ruins of a worship site dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Hathor, the Giant Mushroom and the Spiral hill - red sandstone rock formations, Fossil trees, caves and lots of birds.

There are a variety of good hikes (short and long) and a Bedouin hospitality tent.

Because the weather in this region can be extremely hot, it is recommended to come here on winter months (october-april).

Here you can witness the amazing works of nature, and find stories of ancient civilizations, as well as the amazing wildlife, plants and trees.

The visitors' center at the park entrance will provide you with a helpful brochure including a map.

There is an admission fee of 49 nis (+50 nis if you stay for the night, in your tent).
volcanic rocks
the Giant Mushroom
colorful land
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PleaseDontBePsycho PleaseDo…
41 reviews
May 06, 2007
This place used to be a copper mine set up by the Egyptians about 6000 years ago. Archaeologists couldn't figure out what all these circular depressions in the ground were. When they did some excavations, they figured out that the place had a whole series of mine shafts beneath the ground. Lots of cool geologic formations. Cool to go at night where they have a sound and light show on the rock faces. Corny movie that precedes the tour is informative (but may make you laugh at certain points - i recall something along the lines of "descending upon thirty foot shafts was a remarkable experience"...yeah i'm a dork whose mind is in the gutter). It's not actually in Eilat. It's about a 40 min drive north in the middle of the Red Sea Desert. Most definetly worth a gander.
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