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Avital Volcanic Park

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Avital Volcanic Park was opened in 2013 in a former basalt quarry in the Golan Heights, not far from the border with Syria. The park is part of a national project to turn abandoned quarries to public parks. At its center, a volcano model demonstrates lava spewing forth from the rock, which is even more amusing to see it at night. Other displays present additional special characteristics of the local geomorphology. Most popular is the amusing fact that propelled rocks in this area are characterized by reversed magnetism. This means that if you use a real compass (i.e. not on a smartphone app!), the needle spins from the local electromagnetic forces.

A visit to the site can be combined with multi-day tour in Israel that will include exploring the Golan Heights.


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