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Sites of Wadi Rum

Rum Sites

Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone, the faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals and monsters
 
 
 
 
Everywhere in this moonscape place are indications of man's presence since the earliest known times. Scattered around are flint hand axes, while on the rocks at the feet of the mountains the names of ancient travelers are scratched. All around, there is emptiness and silence
 
 
Rum Visitor Center

Rum Visitor Center; Located at the main gate to the protected area, it has a car park with facilities, information center, and reception areas open daily from 7am to 10pm, a small museum providing information about geology, flora, fauna… etc. an auditorium also is available for showing a short documentary movie about Wadi Rum.

   
 
The Seven Pilalars of Wisdom

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom; sandstone pillars facing the visitor center from East, named after Lawrence's book, this is one will known monument of Wadi Rum and indicates the nature of the rock formation at the whole area.

   
 
Rum Village

Rum Village; the small village located at the original main valley between Jabal Rum and Jabal Umm Ishreen, settled by Bedouins of Wadi Rum since the 1960s, the only village and the entrance gate to the desert of the Protected Area.

   
 
Nabatean Temple at Rum

The Nabatean Temple; the remains of a Nabatean Temple (Temple of Allat), first built in the reign of King Aretas IV, Built on the ruins of Allat temple of the Aad Tribe, located near the Rest House in Rum village, with Latin and Nabatean inscription among other construction materials.

   
 
Ain Shalallah

Wadi Al Shallalah; located next to the Nabatean Temple at 150 meters above Wadi Rum Village, a delightful spot with pure water springs feeding the Temple and the village. Water is piped down from here to what is known as Lawrence's Springs, there are Nabatean inscriptions along the way with great view of the village and Jabal Rum.

   
 
Lawrence's Springs

Lawrence's Springs; (Abu Aina), located at about 3 km to the south-west of Rum village, its water is piped down to a watering place for horses and camels, was reputedly used by Lawrence of Arabia during the Great Arab Revolt, also used during his filming location near the site, there are some attractive rock inscriptions at the Place.

   
 
Red Sand Dune

The Red Sand Dunes; this is one of the most popular and enjoyable Red Sand Dunes at the Protected Area which is located between Jabal Khazali and Wadi Umm Ishreen, Wadi Rum Dunes offers an extraordinary view from the top for best photography and.

   
 
Anfashieh Inscriptions

Jabal Anfashieh; Thamudic inscriptions at Annafishiya is one of the popular stops at Wadi Rum, there are great Thamudic and Nabataen inscriptions with drawings of Camel Caravans, Hunters and the many animals used to live in the area through history of mankind.

   
 
Khaz'ali Inscriptions

Khaz'ali Canyon; the gorge is located at 5 kilometers from the Rum Village, at the southern end of Al Khaz'ali Mountain, a deep narrow Siq contains Nabataean rock carvings and inscriptions of people and animals at its walls, a site of petroglyphs showing animals and hunting scenes, Thamudic and Arab inscriptions.

   
 
Umm Fruth Bridge

Umm Fruth Rock Bridges; located at about 12 km from Rum Village, this rock bridge is one of the most popular locations of the protected area. More than 15 meters high and easy to climb the top, offering wonderful views of the area and a good spot for taking photographs.

   
 
Lawrence's House Lawrence's House; built on the remains of a Nabataean building and using stones from a Nabatean temple and Dam structure located within the area, the site used to be his arms store during the great Arab Revolt. The place clearly indicates that Nabatean traders carved signposts on strategic stones at interconnecting and Rock Mountains and canyons among the caravan routes.
   
 
Siq Umm Al Tawagi

Siq Umm Al Tawaqi; Also know as (Siq Lewrance), one of the historical canyons at Disseh desert, containing carving for two heads, one of Prince Feisal the leader of the Great Arab Revolt, and the head of Lawrence, produced by a local artist.

   
 
Rock Arch at Disseh

Siq Al Barrah; this is rather a narrow passage or sandy valley between two rocky mountains, and it is one of the great spots at the Disseh region, with one of the rock arches at the east entrance of the canyon.

   
 
Kharaz Bridge

Kharaz Rock Bridge; the Rock Bridge of Kharaz, one of the many naturaly formed rock arches and bridges at Jabal Kharaz area at Wadi Rum, an eroded red sand stone in top of white sandstone.

   
 
Palace in the Desert

Desert Forges; the Palace in the Desert is the filming location for a television hunting game named "Desert Forges, unfortunately this game was stopped after three episodes and filming were stopped, and never continued.

 

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