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Ramon Crater, Mitspe Ramon

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A geological formation echoing the region's oceanic past, Ramon Crater lies in the heart of the desert. Covered by water millions of years ago, the crater was carved out and eroded as the sea slowly drained away, leaving the exposed rock you see today. Encounter this stark lunar-like expanse by foot or vehicle, making your way down the 500 m (1,640 ft) deep cavity. Stop off at the visitor center for a more in-depth look at the landform's history. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen, and avoid hiking in the mid-day heat. A visit to Ramon Crater represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mitspe Ramon itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Has brought me to a local friend. It's not there in magnificent views from the observation deck, and certainly is a rounded crater so. Should be aware there are goats, not Hun.
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  • מכתש רמון הינו מקום מיוחד ומעניין שלל של תופעות גיאולוגיות יחודיות ונוף מדברי ראשוני וקדום. הטבע כאן מרשים ומגוון וכולל הרבה בעלי חיים, מומלץ לבקר במרכז המבקרים בו מוקן מיצג מעניין. העיירה מצפה רמון -...  more »
  • The Ramon crater is an impressive geological fault in the Nagev desert. The visitors' center is definitely worth visiting. Besides learning about Ilan Ramon, israely astronaut deceased in a Shuttle ex...  more »