Timna Park, Eilat

4.7
#2 of 21 in Parks in Eilat
Visit Timna Park for a rare glimpse of the marvels of ancient engineering coupled with natural desert beauty. The park spans 6,070 hectares (15,000 acres) and includes a host of unusual geological formations like naturally eroded arches and columns. Also within its borders, you can view ancient mining techniques used in the area since as early as the 10th century BCE, when Edomites extracted the resource for use in decorations and weaponry. In addition to touring the premises, you can arrange to rent bikes in the park, camp there overnight, or take pedal boats out on the lake. To visit Timna Park on your trip to Eilat, use our Eilat road trip site .
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  • We came with a group training instructor's Inbal. Although we were here a few times once again npemano the beauty of nature. The explanations give perspective. Highly recommended!!
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  • We were there on a very hot day and therefore didn't do much walking. WE briefly tried to bike, but the distances between sites was too long. It was possible to drive from site to site. Also, if you h...  more »
  • The park is well kept and the dirt roads are well thought so we can see, explore and appreciate history. Yet it is done in such manner that one doesn't feel trapped in a "tourist attraction"  more »
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  • I went here trying to see something else and expecting a normal desert scene. I left seeing something completely different. This place is gorgeous. There are so many different colors in this desert. The sand is completely different depending on where you are. The sunsets are amazing, which leads me to believe the sun rises must be beautiful as well. This place surprised me so much. Plus it has all that history being one of the world's oldest mines. I would go so far as saying it is a must see in Israel like Makhtesh Ramon
  • Park was awesome. Entry ticket lasts for 3 days. Kids loved it. Favorite part was exploring the ancient mine shafts. Restaurant was decent as well. Will visit again. Landscape was amazing.
  • Adult ticket costs 49 shekels but it's well worth it! You can drive to all of the main sights, taking a car to Timna is definitely a good idea. Bring good hiking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and water!
  • This park could make you wonder how different a desert can be. There are plenty of walking paths here. Moving through the park by car is also allowed. This park could make you wonder how different a desert can be. Except amazing views there are ancient copper mines (and miners village), egiptian drawings and an ancient temple.
  • Beautiful landscapes and rich history here (possibly the first copper mine - the start of civilization). Easier with a guide, but would also be a very nice place to hike and wonder about.
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