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62. See Wadi Rum in Jordan

Ranked #62 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.

The second Jordanian entry on this year’s list, Wadi Rum is a wildly romantic desert landscape, known as the Valley of the Moon (wadi means valley in Arabic).

The land of the Bedouin and Lawrence of Arabia (Wadi Rum is referenced in T.E Lawrence’s The Seven Pillars of Wisdom), lures many a traveller with its jutting sandstone and granite rock formations, many of which feature ancient rock paintings and inscription by the people who have inhabited the area since pre-history and others presenting the perfect challenge for climbers.

 

If it was good enough for Lawrence of Arabia… This is where desert meets rock. It’s hard not to be blown away by the scenery.

– Andrew Bain

 

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