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Abandoned village As Sab

Village high above the canyon

Petr Liška
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Abandoned village As Sab
Inserted: 03.08.2018
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

The destination of the beautiful Balcony Rim Walk is the deserted village of As Sab. Here you will find abandoned houses, a pond and a small cave. The views from here into the canyon are absolutely breathtaking.

The village of As Sab

You will find the abandoned village of As Sab hidden under a huge rock overhang. The village is within walking distance of the beautiful Balcony Rim Walk

The village of As Sab
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Village houses

The village houses are very simple here – stones connected by clay. As always in such places, you will wonder how people must have lived here at the end of the world

Village houses
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Terraced field

The village was supported by a field built on terraces just above the edge of the canyon next to the seasonal flow. Unfortunately, now completely without vegetation

Terraced field
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Road through the riverbed

Although everything here seems quite arid, but if it starts to riot over Jebel Sham, in a moment a really wild river can run through this riverbed.

Road through the riverbed
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View of Wadi Nakhr

From the terraced fields there is a truly magnificent view into the interior of Wadi Nakhr canyon

View of Wadi Nakhr
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View of the overhang
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View of the overhang

It must be beautiful when water flows from the overhang. The waterfall must be about a hundred meters high. If you want to, and it's definitely a good idea, go to the lake and the cave you have to head to the overhang. But the path is really not very clear.

The first view of the lake

On the way, over the rocks, we finally get to the lake. There are a lot of goats all around that come here to drink and cool down

The first view of the lake
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Huge half-cave

Behind the lake there is a huge half-cave

Huge half-cave
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View from the cave

A very nice view is from the cool cave across the lake

View from the cave
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In Cave

It is therefore quite lively in the semi-cave thanks to a herd of goats. Otherwise, thanks to the seepage of water through the rock overhang, there are also small stalactites

In Cave
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At the lake

One last time to enjoy this beautiful place and before us is a long way back to civilization along the Balcony Rim Walk

At the lake
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