Timna Park is located about 25 km (about 17 miles) north of Eilat in Israel’s Negev Desert. One of the largest attractions in the south of Israel, the park, set in a beautifully majestic desert setting, has amazing history and geology, and a number of unexpected activities including those on the lake (yes, a lake in the desert!) (map).
Timna Park covers about 15,000 acres in a horseshoe-shaped valley surrounded by steep cliffs, with Mount Timna, the world’s first ever copper mine, standing tall in the center. Timna is home to amazing natural phenomena: King Solomon’s Pillars, the “Mushroom”, and “Arches.”
See fascinating remnants of primitive cultures at the “Chariots” rock carvings, the Shrine of Hathor, and ancient copper furnaces. Marvel at the remarkable new multimedia presentation, “’Mines of Time.” Explore King Solomon’s Mines, where copper-mining first began over six millennia ago.