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Ramon Crater, Mitspe Ramon

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A geological formation echoing the region's oceanic past, Ramon Crater lies in the heart of the desert. Covered by water millions of years ago, the crater was carved out and eroded as the sea slowly drained away, leaving the exposed rock you see today. Encounter this stark lunar-like expanse by foot or vehicle, making your way down the 500 m (1,640 ft) deep cavity. Stop off at the visitor center for a more in-depth look at the landform's history. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen, and avoid hiking in the mid-day heat. Put Ramon Crater into our Mitspe Ramon online trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mitspe Ramon.
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  • Mahktesh Ramon may be the best national park in Israel. The scenery is one-of-a-kind - somewhat like the Grand Canyon, without the Colorado River 
    Mahktesh Ramon may be the best national park in Israel. The scenery is one-of-a-kind - somewhat like the Grand Canyon, without the Colorado River  more »
  • Beautiful stark desert scenery. Outstanding views from the rim. You can also go into the floor of the crater along highway 40. If you want a getaway where you can totally switch off and enjoy the... 
    Beautiful stark desert scenery. Outstanding views from the rim. You can also go into the floor of the crater along highway 40. If you want a getaway where you can totally switch off and enjoy the...  more »
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  • An amazing vantage point across the entire Ramon crater. I highly recommend coming here during the last hour or so before the sunset as you can see amazing colors and see how the different textures of the crater are colored differently. Also lots of places to take in the amazing views here.
  • Great view to the Ramon crater from this area as it observe the whole crater from above. The visitors center nearby offers about a 1 hour tour where you get to understand hkw was the crater formed and what it holds along with a vivid memory and commemorative to Israel's first astronaut Lt. Col. Ilan Ramon who died on the Columbia shuttle disaster

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