Southern Sites Stories
En Avdat National Park
Water flowing from the En Avdat (the Avdat spring) in the heart of the Negev has cut a deep, narrow canyon through the soft white chalk. A waterfall tumbles from above and greenery flourishes around its pools where ibex and other animals come to quench their thirst.
Euphrates poplars, common to oases and known for their variegated leaves, also grow in the streambed. The trail through the park, which was designed so as not to damage the landscape, passes caves that were inhabited by monks during the Byzantine period.