Location: Dead Sea region
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“We did Ein Gedi when Rafi was 3 and he was fine… If you want to take a day by the Dead Sea, maybe do the Masada site in the morning, you don’t need to do go in to the grimmer aspects of the story with little ones, but it is a spectacular site and a great place to explore. There is now a modern indoor museum too, nice place to cool off in the heat of the day. Then drive on to Ein Gedi and finish the day with an easy hike up Nahal David and some playtime in the pool and waterfall at the top.”
Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa, on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 kilometres east of Arad.
In the days of the Great Revolt, the last of the rebels against Rome entrenched themselves at Masada, and turned their desperate fight into a symbol of the struggle for freedom. Because of the enthralling historic events that took place on the mountain, and the archaeological finds that have been revealed there, UNESCO has declared Masada National Park a World Heritage Site.