Ein Gedi

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ein Gedi Falls

Last year, I had an opportunity to visit of one of the most exciting places in Israel, the Ein Gedi. It is an oasis in the desert and green Garden of Eden in the wilderness. It is situated on the shore of the Dead Sea - the lowest part on Earth - at the feet of majestic mountains and cliffs.

Overlooking to the Dead Sea

Ein Gedi combines a wild natural setting with a primeval panorama, history and archeology, tourist attractions and spas. Its unique climate and atmosphere make it a place for a unique desert adventure.

Ein Gedi contains the historical and archeological remains of its first inhabitants, who discovered the magic place more than 5,000 years ago it has also served as a landmark in the history of the Jewish people throughout history. David took refuge in Ein Gedi when he was pursued by King Saul, and rebels fled there from Jerusalem. Valuable persimmon oil and rare perfumes were produce there, and temples and synagogues were established here to strengthen the Jewish stronghold in the area.
Ein Gedi has an international reputation as a health spa. Tourist from all over the world come there to take advantage of the hot springs, mineral waters, and mud baths, and to enjoy the desert climate, bathe in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, and breathe healthful bromide-filled air.

Ein Gedi is an ideal place to become familiar with the desert and its hidden wonders. Nature reserves that have water flowing through them throughout the year. Rivers run through deep canyons surrounded by lush vegetation a sharp contrast to the surrounding desert.

More entries here for Watery Wednesday

Sources: Israel Tourism


Judy said...

I love the first couple of photos! The waterfall, and the view towards the Dead Sea!

Vernz said...

speechless jud ko sa outfit palang daan ... hahahah... kanindot diri no.. salamat sa comment charm..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Mukhang maganda nga at very historical pa yung Ein Gedi kasama na yung Ein Gedi Falls. Maganda yung pagkakapaliwanag mo nang significance nang lugar na ito para dayuhin nang mga turista at health seekers. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

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