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Avdat National Park

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Address: 40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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+972 8-655-5684
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Fri 08:00 - 16:00
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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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Unexpectedly cool gas stop

When we were researching we didn't see anything about this place. We just happen to be stopping for some gas and to check out the mcd's to see if there were odd things to try (we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EvaLady
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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416 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were researching we didn't see anything about this place. We just happen to be stopping for some gas and to check out the mcd's to see if there were odd things to try (we do this everywhere we go). The information center lady was extremely helpful and witty. We had a couple of great laughs with her. She... More 

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Thank EvaLady
Jerusalem District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous hike in the winter, can't go in the water so in the summer it might be very hot. Was beautiful!! There is a short option and a longer option and the longer option includes climbing with ladders so is fun for the children. Short option was very good for the little kids.

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Thank Ariella W
Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with another family, including kids ages 3-11. We did an fairly easy and gorgeous 2km hike from the lower entrance to the park (as if going to visit BenGurion's gravesite) to a waterfall and back. Much of the path is semishaded with trees growing in the tiny running stream. Visitors are not allowed to go into the water... More 

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Thank SuchaniceMonster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Ein-Ovdat national park in the weekend with small kids (even 4-5 years old). It's a very short, nice and easy walk to the pond and from this point the trail begins to climb up. There are steps and iron handles for assistance and the last part is very steep, climbs out of the gorge and includes two ladders... More 

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Rosh Haayin, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful track, one of the most beautiful in Israel. There is a water on the track but you aren't allowed to enter. There is a little lake and waterfall at the middle. After that you can ether turn back or go up by stairs. When going up the view is breathtaking but the track can be dangerous with... More 

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israel
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nature at its best near Sde Boker in Israel's south. About two hours from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv if traffic is reasonable, an impressive desert canyon with springs and streams and waterfalls. Entrance for a fee from Midreshet Ben Gurion at Sde Boker, near Ben Gurion's grave, the scenery from which is not to be missed. One can walk down into the... More 

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Thank yanem
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a stark desert setting in the Negev, with an ancient Nabatean City (Avdat) which once controlled the trade from Arabia in frankincense. The ruins are well preserved and very impressive. In a small box canyon nearby, we were silently passed by a herd of 30 camels. Magic.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The excavations at Avdat are simply amazing. Wandering through the ruins after viewing the short film at the Visitors Center gave us a sense of the life and experience of the Nabateans and then the Byzantines who inhabited this spot. A not to miss experience when going to the Negev Desert in Israel.

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Thank MGG47
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Near Ben Gurion's Desert home in Sde Boker this is an area of stunning natural beauty. A walk down beneath soaring rock faces and along a mountain stream will stay in your memory bank for ever. Very beautiful!

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Thank Linda B
Iasi, Romania
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Avdat is one of the 3 UNESCO parks that forms Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev. You can learn lot of history in this place if you have a guide.

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