Timna Park is located in the Negev Desert of Israel about 25 km (about 17 miles) north of Eilat. One of Israel's largest attractions, the park, set in a beautifully majestic desert setting, has amazing history and geology, as well as a number of unexpected activities including those on the lake (yes, a desert lake!). In a horseshoe-shaped valley surrounded by steep cliffs, Timna Park covers about 15,000 acres, with Mount Timna, the world's first ever copper mine, standing high in the centre. Eilat offers daily tours to Timna Park, while the Timna safari shuttle is available as well.
The park has a great "Geological window" with spectacular rock forms that were created as a result of natural weathering. Most of them can be seen while driving the vehicle.
Some of them are needed to reach on foot, but it is a short walk, easy and pleasant. Inside the park there is an artificial lake and a nearby restaurant and a place where children can fill bottles with colored sand. It is recommended to spend at least 3-4 hours in the park to see the main attractions, but you can spend a whole day there.
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