The Nagaria (Woodshop) is also sometimes called in Hebrew "HaMinsara". You can see this geological oddity from the Makhtesh Crater rim. It is just below and to the left of the visitors center on the crater floor, you can recognize it by its blackish/greyish color which stands out from the beige of the typical desert landscape. There is a wooden marked path that takes you around the area so you can see the Quarzite stones up close. These are very similar to other areas like the Giants Causeway....
I have added a link to some extra information if you are interested.
Fondest memory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhtesh_Ramon
Travel, cycling & walking, alone.
Fondest memory: Some 2fights" at nigth whith these nice desert-wolves by my food.
The sound of the narguile at nigth.
The happy to meet some tree after several hours.
The happy to meet some water after three days without it.
Well guess what ?? You came to Israel to see camels and instead you found a western country by all meanings and you were disappointed ha ?....
So you can see those Camels but normally only in the south of Israel ...from the Negev area (mosty) and further south.
You see them at that area cause this is where most bedouin lives in and they own all this sheeps goats camels and cows but we'll talk about he bedouins in the next tip.
This damn cammel was standing on that road doing faces to the camera and later on he was going intimidating two guys whom was walking there....i think he has definitely felt like this road was his... it was quite funny.
Best time to visit this area (and in general the negev and the desret) is during spring time (March till May) or from Spet' to December.
During June till Sept it can be VERY hot and its not so fun.
From April Till Spet' Entrance is untill 16:00 and exit is no later then 17:00
From October till March Entrance is untill 15:00 and exit is no later then 16:00
Admission is aprx 23 shekels which is aprx. 4 Euros.
Is great after the hiking.... though this water fall is not there during all year round and it drys out after the winter.
When sitting near the pools and the waterfall please remember that no matter what, Swimming is absolutely FORBIDDEN !!!!!!
During the Hellenistic period, the city of Avdat became a station along the Nabatean Spice route.
After that during the Byzantine period Avdat was inhabited by monks (also Ein Avdat, they were living in caves on the canyon).
After the Muslim conquest the region was abandoned.
The Ein Avdat national park shows as the great canyon in its lenght at the Negev.
At the opening of the canyon you can see the water descends into two deep pools in a series of waterfalls.
The pools in Ein Avdat were incredible, ummm and lots of little frogs lol
It is a beautiful, steep waterfall where one can find ibexes, specially under a sandstorm as we had the pleasure to had, thanks to Martin lol (I am sure you ordered for us to experience it and to avoid the BBQ, hahahaha, just kidding)
Fondest memory: Ein means spring and Ein Avdat is a beautiful spring located in between the city of Avdat and Sede Boker.
Favorite thing: mizpe ramon is the best place to start a little visit in the desert ; you have buses (full of delicious girl soldiers) from beersheva and eilat ; I slept in mizpe ramon youth hostel , it was empty
Favorite thing: When hiking in the canyon, look at the walls (boy..dont know the right word for that), its a definit proof for how nature is amazing.