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Walk around the town of Wadi Rum

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Petr Liška
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Walk around the town of Wadi Rum
Inserted: 03.06.2013
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The town of Wadi Rum lined with stunning mesas towering a few hundred meters above the surrounding landscape is basically the only entry point to this fabulous landscape and one of the most beautiful deserts in the world at all. The main means of transport here is a jeep or camel, but you can also walk to several attractions lying just outside the town.

Alleys in Wadi Rum

An oasis in the desert – Wadi Rum village (950 m asl) is basically just a bunch of low houses around three asphalted streets. The surrounding mountain walls are really impressive.

Alleys in Wadi Rum
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Desert terrain cart

Most tourists travel around Wadi Rum desert in open safari jeeps – so the views around the countryside are amazing. The only disadvantage is that you sit on the side benches so the whole day sitting on them is quite uncomfortable, especially when the terrain is uneven.

Desert terrain cart
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Jeep versus camel

Not only jeeps run around the streets of Wadi Rum village. There are also a lot of camels looking for their customers.

 

Jeep versus camel
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Nabatean Temple

Just behind the village under the rock cliff there is Nabetean temple, or more precisely its remnants.

Nabatean Temple
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View from the Nabatean Temple

Views from the ruins of the temple of the town of Wadi Rum and the mesas in the east are quite nice.

View from the Nabatean Temple
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The path to Lawrence's spring

A short walk from the town to Lawrence spring leading through the foot of mesa is significantly more interesting.

The path to Lawrence's spring
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In front of the Lawrence's spring

The whole way offers very nice views and makes you familiar with local mesas.

 

In front of the Lawrence's spring
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Lawrence's spring

After about twenty minutes of pleasant walk you reached your destination – a small spring, which is pleasantly refreshing. It is a mystery to the layman where does the hydrophilic vegetation struggling for life in small springs come from in the desert like this.

Lawrence's spring
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View of Wadi Rum

The spring is more than 100 vertical meters higher than the town of Wadi Rum, so it is a nice outlook point to the surroundings.

View of Wadi Rum
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