Solomon’s Pillars, Timna Valley Park
Timna Valley Park is at once a landmark of historical innovation and a testament to
the powerful forces of nature that shaped this otherworldly landscape. As early as
5,000 BC, Egyptians mined the area for copper and constructed a shrine to Hathor,
goddess of mining, at the foot of the 165-feet high sandstone columns known as
Solomon’s Pillars. These columns, as well as other natural phenomena in the area
including the Mushroom Rock and the dramatic arches that form enormous portals
in the towering cliffs, were formed over centuries by wind and water erosion.
WHERE TO STAY
Many visitors enjoy partaking in traditional Bedouin
hospitality on overnight camping trips in the area. Or, gaze
down into the Ramon Crater from a luxurious cliff-side
room at the Beresheet Hotel in Mizpe Ramon. The nearby
resort town of Eilat offers lodging styles for all budgets.
About a 30-minute drive from Eilat, or roughly four hours
from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Timna Valley Park is a good
half-day or day trip by car for most visitors.
Timna Valley Park and
the surrounding area
offer a wealth of outdoor
adventures for tourists. In
addition to a number of
hiking and biking trails,
area outfitters also offer
climbing and rappelling
adventures plus camel
rides and kid-friendly
activities in the surrounding
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