Where the deep rift of the Gulf of Aqaba, like the scimitar cuts off a huge chunk of Sinai, exactly on the edge, like a precious drop of the almost Martian landscape of the Negev desert, a Mirage occurs a fabulous man-made wonder of the world – famous resort of Eilat. Its luxury hotels, like the pyramids or the hanging gardens and terraces down to the sea, the saturated colors of aquamarine, and a Golden strip of sandy beaches stretches for nearly 12 kilometres, around a horseshoe Bay, while to hundreds and thousands of tourists these beaches in peak season always is not enough.
Eilat is a very new resort, only in 1953 was given the status of city, and at the same time Israel began to build and decorate, turning the luxurious resort of international importance, worthy of all that Israel makes the world. But people lived there and six thousand years ago, the city existed in the time of king Solomon, the era of the Romans were based here a military garrison, blocking the natural entrance to the Northern land of Palestine and the Jews. The place is in all ages attracted people, first as a military and strategic point, then the trade port, but nowadays Eilat had become a place of leisure and entertainment, to turn into a famous tourist center first for tireless Israelis, and now to all comers from any country of the world. Sixty years ago, when this place was an Inn for the Bedouin camel drivers, it seemed that here and to live it is impossible, but unique natural conditions, the mind and the work of architects and builders have transformed the area, making it truly a Paradise on Earth.
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