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Surrounded by yellow sandstone mountains on three sides, this scenic valley features ancient copper mines, the red volcanic Mt. Timna at its center and “The Mushroom,” a sandstone rock shaped by wind and water resembling a giant mushroom.
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Park is huge, but you can visit all places of interest either by car or by rented bike. We did by car without guide as next to each place of interest there were stands with explanation and historical facts eg like copper mining in ancient...More
Amazing! A must see if in Eilat! The best way must be by a jeep and a ride itself was an adventure. Or if you have a car, you could do more exploring by yourself. The movie at the visitors center was very good and...More
Timna is a spectacular outpost in the desert and has a very rich history going back to biblical times. It is included in the stories of King Solomon Mines and it also is the place to mine Timna stones, also called Eilat stones which is...More
If you want to get up close to the Negev Desert this is one way to do it. Upon arrival the park ranger described a walking route to The Arches that takes about 2 hours and which takes in some incredible scenery. It is rugged...More
What beautiful landscapes and a deep history that has been preserved! The sandstone hills and formations are beautiful! It is remarkable to still see what past civilizations accomplished here. There are remnants of the mines and smelting process and the Hathor Temple. You will find...More
Seemingly a dessert but actually filled with life - birds, ibex, foxes etc- and an interesting history of copper mining done by ancient (Egyptian ) people. The geology of the valley along with the colors of the rocks is very interesting. We climbed and crawled...More
We arrived at Timna, and were taken in to watch a short film on the area. It was emphasized about the Egyptian Era and the carvings in the stone. We were also taken into a replica of the Tabernacle and the various articles were explained...More