From the parking area you can see the mushroom formation in the distance and it will seem to be of no importance...but as you approach it over the open desert of the Timna landscape it will begin to "grow". Standing under its colorful "umbrella" of rock it seems to reach out to protect you from the hot southern sun of Israel.Nearby there is also a...more
The "Mushroom and a Half" is the famous Mushroom's poor brother. Although I think it is the more beautiful of the two, in terms of color it is more striking, a reddish ocher that is especially beautiful at sunset. The last photo shows Lea so you can have an idea of the size.more
The "new" Timna park has now put up these cheezy mock Egyptian statues along both sides of the entrance road, really BAD. The new cinema where you can watch a movie telling about Timna, its nature and history is almost as bad, but the information is good.As you drive in you can see on your right hand side the Spiral.The road looks like it goes off...more
Solomon's Pillars, found in the Timna Park just 40 kilometers north of Eilat is one of the main attractions there. The pillars rise above you between 20-30 meters sheer from the desert floor. There are several paths that you can take to reach the top, but the view from the bottom looking up is the best.more
They estimate that this has been standing since the time when the Queen of Sheeba had her copper mines here along with King Solomon. The action of the gritty sand in the high winds in the changing seasons here have caused the weathering, NOT the action of water, of which there is very little here in the southern desert of Israel.You can estimate...more
You can find this drawings on the stones, they represent the rituals and lifestyles of the people who lived on the area.You can see scenes of hunting, animals, etc. but the most famous are the Charriots, the imagen of the egiptian charriots, that is situated in the narrow canyonmore
Here in Timna Park we can find the world's earliest mine, beloning to the period when man first learned to produce copper. Maybe we are talking about 6000 years lolThere are many ancient copper mines in the valley, some look like holes in the ground, others are caves hewn in stone ....more
In the price of the entrance is icluyed a coffe or a tea at the Bedouin tent by the lake.
You can relax on the cushions and enjoy a light Middle Eastern-style meal.
the Pitta bread there was really nice.
There are many more things to see and do than you find only at Solomon's Copper Mine and his "Pillars", the whole of the Timna Park is full of walks that you can do. Take a look at the website attached and open the section "Tours and Maps" to see for yourself. The pictures here show just a few of the scenes you might find.more