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Timna Nature Reserve

January 6th 2015

If you enjoy being awed by Mother Nature, a visit to Timna Valley Park should certainly do the job. The nature reserve here is dotted with natural sandstone formations that have been carved out over time by the wind and desert sun. The two most famous formations are known as The Arches and King Solomon’s […]

Nimrods Fortress

December 25th 2014

View from the distance  Kalat Nimrod (Nimrod’s Fortress) The fortress was founded in the 12th century by the Crusaders to defend the city of Banias in the valley below against Muslim incursions.  Later, the Muslim rulers of Damascus rebuilt it to defend their border against the Crusaders. 

Ben Shemen Forest Monkey Park

August 16th 2014

The Ben Shemen Monkey Park is both a tourist attraction and a serious sanctuary for monkeys in need of a safe refuge, including monkeys who have previously been used in, and rescued from, scientific laboratories or smuggled into Israel illegally. If a monkey is in danger anywhere in Israel, it can be tended to here, […]

Yechiam Fortress National Park

September 13th 2010

Yechi’am Fortress National Park is a crusader fortress located in the Galilee, about 20 minutes from the city of Nahariya. The fortress was built by the crusaders in the 12th century and destroyed in 1265 by the Baybars. In 1946, Kibbutz Yechi’am was built in its place and they used the walls of the fortress […]