En Avdat National Park
At the foot of Midreshet Ben Gurion, the Tsin Stream has carved out a deep and impressive canyon. Three springs feed a brook that flows all year round, and an enchanted oasis. En Avdat – the kingdom of ibex and vultures.
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Points of interest
- En Avdat waterfall: a flowing waterfall, and at its feet, a glorious pool in the watercourse.
- Monks’ caves: in the Byzantine period the caves were used by monks seeking seclusion, and they overlook the canyon.
- Euphrates poplar grove: a large and impressive grove of Euphrates poplars, trees whose main distribution in Israel is along the River Jordan. The poplars are particularly beautiful in their yellow fall shades in winter.
- En Ma’arif lookout point: Looking out over the head of the canyon.
הכניסה לגן נסגרת שעה וחצי לפני השעות הרשומותSummer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00
Special opening hours:
Thursdays and Fridays July 26–Aug. 31: until 18:00.”
On Road 40 (Beersheba – Mitspe Ramon). The lower entrance to En Avdat is close to the Ben Gurion family grave and Midreshet Sde Boker. The upper entrance is some 5 km south.
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