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THE SPECTACULAR DESERT
Wadi Rum best described by Lawrence of Arabia as ‘vast, echoing and God-like’ for its stunning natural beauty, and known by the Arabs as the Valley of the Moon for its moonscape terrain of ancient riverbeds, soaring wind carved rocks and smooth golden dunes, offering the most spectacular desert scenery in the world. Many intriguing inscriptions and drawings, depicting animals and hunting scenes, engraved on rock and inside natural caves suggest that this remarkable valley has been inhabited in prehistoric times by hunters and traversed by Bedouin nomads and camel caravans for thousands of years, leaving behind traces of their passage as seen by the ancient 7th century BC Thamudic rock inscriptions and drawings.
Travelers may explore its stunning landscape on camelback or on horses and may venture far into the magnificent desert by Bedouin four-wheel drive vehicles while marveling at the massive mountains, beautiful canyons, and awe-inspiring rock formations and bridges and they may experience the renowned warm hospitality of the Bedouins by staying overnight.