Tourist tip #371 / Ein Avdat: Canyons and greenery in the Negev Desert
A deep chalk canyon, pools of water and occasional wildlife make this nature reserve a blue-green gem in the Negev Desert.
From the highway, Israel’s huge southern desert presents seemingly endless vistas of pebbly dry creeks, brittle low hills, and expanses of talcum-fine loess soil. But a less rushed pace, some friendly advice and a good map can help you discover its hidden treasures. And it doesn’t get better than Ein Avdat, just south of Kibbutz Sde Boker, off Route 40.
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