Friday, 26 June 2009

Eilat's Desert

Eilat, Israel’s favorite wintertime tourism destination is known primarily for its landscape and hotels. But Eilat has more landscape to offer than simply hotels and attractions. There is rock climbing, skydiving, camelback tours in the footsteps of the Nabateans and tours aboard 4x4 safari vehicles to corners of the desert virtually untouched by man. The desert landscapes are some of Israel’s loveliest, and they are simply spectacular. The region, which has undergone all sorts of cataclysmic geological changes over the centuries, is rich in colors and fascinating in its variety of hues—the pleasing shades of the desert spectrum is comprised of reds, pinks, yellows, browns and off-whites. And thanks to the remains of the vicinity’s ancient copper mines, the rocks and walls are flecked with greens and blues. The desert changes its colors with each passing hour of the day and with the angle at which it is illuminated by the rays of the sun.

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