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"Timna Park" Israel Things to Do Tip by manil51

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Timna Park area is characterized by early landscapes were created a long process of erosion of the red sandstone characteristic of the region. This compound has been discovered by man thousands of years the copper deposits and the remains of ancient mines are also a magnet for the spacious park covers about 60 square miles and shaped like the Horseshoe. Sunburned acacia trees dot the plains and slopes of the cliffs and among hikers and mountain goats herds of deer.
A circular building at the entrance to a multimedia presentation that tells the story of copper mining in the area thousands of years ago to the beginning of the eighties of the twentieth century. From the visitors center you can go for walks around the park.
Egyptian miner cave, climb the observation deck, and crawling The Young old copper. Turquoise drops spilled onto the sandy earth and discover the secret of sprawl. Fenced pits you can not see the hidden underground base in long tunnels, which produced the copper and put it on the ground. The route continues through the giant mushroom area created as a result of weathering of red sandstone. Winds and water separated the rock from the cliff was part of it. The bottom part of the fungus disintegrated forming a dome standing on one leg.
When you come to a complete feel the shadow of rocks carried dwarfs that for thousands of years been eroded by wind and sand particles carried forming impressive pages. Glen just to the whole wall paintings which are original and carriages, animals and characters from ancient Egyptian.
Heart of the park lake, Lake Nehushtan area covering 41 hectares. This is an artificial lake that gives Timna appearance of an oasis. He is a source of drinking water for animals that are in the park and around tourist facilities were built and family activities. Khan desert built by hand in combination natural stone and timber is used for visitors to rest.

Directions: 25 km north of Eilat
Phone: 9728-6316756

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  • Written Sep 9, 2011
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