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Avdat National Park

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Address: 40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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In the heart of the desert, on a hilltop above the Tsin Stream watercourse,...

In the heart of the desert, on a hilltop above the Tsin Stream watercourse, are the impressive remains of an ancient Nabatean city.

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Waterfall and upper level were amazing!

This park is very amazing. It has a beautiful landscape and gives you a very impressive view on how the Israelis use the desert as a hiking location. The ways are very easy to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is very amazing. It has a beautiful landscape and gives you a very impressive view on how the Israelis use the desert as a hiking location. The ways are very easy to go to the waterfalls so that even people who are not the best hikers can easily reach the waterfall. But what many poeple do not see... More 

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Thank Dominik E
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pearl of zin riverbed. great canyon to walk in, waterfall fountains it has them all. two possibilities for the walk, one is going back and forth to the lower entrance, the second option and more adventures if finishing at the top. in that case you will have to find the way back to your car. Feel free to ask... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting archaeological locality in the middle of the Negev desert. This spot was important on the Incense route in the Mediterranean area. Created by the Nabateans in 3 Cet. BC, later it was inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. All of them left their traces (temples, churches, garrisons, pottery workshops, villas, spas, burials...). The place was so important and... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How did they do it? The Nabatean built Petra (well known) and Avdat (less well known) to control and make money from the Spice Route as caravans made their way from Yemen to Gaza on the Mediterranean. In middle of the desert with very little water they built a castle, churches, homes and a city. Amazing place.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came to En Avdat with my large Israeli family, with grandparents of 76 and small grandchildren who are 3.5 years old. Everyone did the walk through into the waterfall which was stunning and made for some lovely family photos. All except the grandparents did the climb out which included the tiny kids, who walked on their own with an... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I loved it here, so pretty! We got to see some gazelles and eagles as well. After visiting the oasis we climbed the ladders to the viewpoint and then continued back through Wadi Havarim (a bit more challenging). Very lovely.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I took my family for a mid week holiday and was amazed by the desert beauty here. Stayed at the desert rose guest apartment at midreshet ben gurion and from there literally 5 min walk to the nature reserve. We hiked Ein Avdat and all around to the other main spring ein akev. We also went to hike in mizpe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

What a wonderful place. Calm and peaceful. The steps are very steep and we only went as far as the waterfall and walked back. However we still appreciated this beautiful place after being at Mitzpe Ramon, which had very barren scenery and pretty desolate and was a real contrast.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

i came here with my wife and little son, and was absolutely fascinated by this lovely place. this is the israeli dessert experience at it's best. and it's very accessible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The route is about 1.5 kilometers. Entrance fee. There is free parking. Those who want to enjoy the route should leave one vehicle at the end of the it. The last 300 meters is a cliff that you should climb .... But the track is very organized and safe. Amazing attraction for kids. At the end of the track you... More 

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