Beautiful Wadi Rum desert in Jordan
We went hiking and camping in the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan – I never thought a desert could be beautiful until visiting Wadi Rum. Here’s a small sampling of the breathtaking views and scenery:
Wadi Rum is a desert valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan, in the Middle East.
The view of the sunset, and the sunrise the next morning was incredible, one of the best I’ve ever seen. The amber colors made for some wonderful photo sessions.
Wadi Rum is a Unesco Heritage Site – here’s why:
It features a varied desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides and caverns. Petroglyphs, inscriptions and archaeological remains in the site testify to 12,000 years of human occupation and interaction with the natural environment. The combination of 25,000 rock carvings with 20,000 inscriptions trace the evolution of human thought and the early development of the alphabet. The site illustrates the evolution of pastoral, agricultural and urban activity in the region.
There were a million stars out, lighting up the sky. I Iive in New York City, so seeing this many stars is a treat I sometimes forget about.
We camped overnight with a small group with the Bedouin people in the Wadi Rum village.