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  Wadi Rum 

 

 

T.E. Lawrence described Wadi Rum in his book "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" as "vast, echoing and God-like."

 

Wadi Rum is one of Jordan’s most breathtaking and mesmerizing landscapes. Located at a three-hour drive south of Amman, Wadi Rum is known to be Jordan’s biggest and most splendid desert landscape. A place where ominous mountains rise from an ocean floor of red sand, all  giving Wadi Rum the nickname “The Valley of The Moon”. Wadi Rum is the place where T.E. Lawrence and Prince Faisal Bin Hussein were based during the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in World War 1.

With such rich and grand desert landscapes, it is no wonder that Wadi Rum has been a favorite among filmmakers throughout the years– from David Lean’s classic ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ to the multi-million dollar epic ‘Transformers 2’and the 2015 blockbuster ‘The Martian’.

Visitors can explore Wadi Rum’s through a four-wheeled drive tour through the epic scenery of natural rock bridges, canyons draped by ancient cave drawings and enticingly beautiful springs.  However, Wadi Rum’s timeliness and still beauty can only be fully experienced and appreciated through overnight camping. Campers of Wadi Rum will enjoy its blanket of star - filled skies, delicious meals cooked over hot coals and endless cups of hot sweet peppermint tea. Undeniably, Wadi Rum’s main attraction is the unending silence of a land that hasn’t changed for ages.

 

Key Attractions:

 

Rock drawings: Throughout Wadi Rum evidence of ancient civilisations are clearly on display. From the Nabatean etchings on the boulder at Lawrence’s Spring to Talmudic depictions of hunting in a gorge cut into Jebel Khazali.

Tea with the Bedouins: Brewed in large, black kettles placed directly on bonfires made from the scrub vegetation pulled from the valley floor, and served in small glasses, there is nothing quite like the flavour of tea made by the Bedouins.

Red sand dunesGathering in large, brick-red-coloured piles beneath Jebel Umm al-Aydya, the sand dunes almost beg to be climbed. Once there, having paused to take in the view, a galloping descent will return you to the valley floor in a matter of seconds. xperience the incredible buoyancy of the Dead Sea is a must for any visitor to Jordan. Simply ease yourself into the water, take a few steps – flip-flops a must – and let nature do the rest. Surrender to the effect, and you will be lost in a serene silence.

 
 

 

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