The Wonders and Attractions of Timna Park
This hill is named after the spiral that ‘climbs ‘up and around the rock, like a spiral
staircase. This is just one example of the various shapes and sculptures created by
the natural forces of erosion.
This unique natural sculpture resulted from the erosion of the red sandstone. The
more rapid erosion of the bottom created the mushroom- like shape half of the rock.
The nearby visitor center portrays the story of the copper-smelting camp located in
The Arches and the Ancient Mines
These sandstone arches are a unique expression of nature’s creativity. The remains
of the world’s oldest copper mines are found nearby. Copper was the first metal
human beings mined, produced and used. We invite you to enter these ancient
mines and discover their secrets for yourselves.
Two rock engravings from the 14 th – 12 th centuries BCE that depict human activity
and wildlife in ancient ears.
On the wall inside a small ravine are drawings of Egyptian chariots alongside a
hunting scene. In the visitor center, you can observe various rock engravings that
were found in and around Timna.
Solomon’s Pillar and Hathor’s Temple
These sandstone pillars are a natural part of the cliff wall. They are a typical
landscape formation that developed as a result of erosion along cracks in the hard
red sandstone. They are named after King Solomon, due to a mistaken early theory
that copper mining and production were part of Solomon’s activities in this area. A
short walk leads to a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Hathor and an
ancient engraving that depicts Ramses III making an offering to Hathor.
“Canyon of Faces” (The Pink Canyon)
The trail starts from the “Mushroom”, continues through Timna creek, passing by the
“Roman Cave”, and ends at the “Arches”. Reddish and pink colored rocks surround
this special walking path. During the day, you can see various different faces, some
stick out proudly and others are hidden in the rocks but once they are exposed, you’ll
see nothing but them! En route you will see the face of Amalek-son of Timna, the
face of Timna looking up to the sky, the duck, the Indian, monkey face and many
more. You may also find new faces to tell us about
Near the lake, you can visit one of Israel's most exclusive sites, the Tabernacle Tent.
An accurate and authentic life-size replica of the biblical tabernacle, used by the
Israelites in the years they wandered through the desert, according to how it is
described in the Bible. The visit is by appointment and entails a fee.
Timna Lake is majestically situated at the center of Timna Park. The perfect
place to relax under an acacia tree and enjoy the dramatic surrounding
landscapes during the day and evening. Enjoy shaded seating areas whilst
you children enjoy playing in the Park's playground, rent a paddle boat or fill
miniature bottles of colorful sand to take home as a souvenir of your visit.
King Solomon’s Khan Restaurant is located on the banks of the lake and
offers a range of thirst-quenching beverages and tasty traditional desert
cuisine. Pop in to our souvenir \ convenience store, selling a variety of
souvenirs and daily use products.