Wadi Rum is the stunning desert area in Jordan. Made famous by Lawrence of Arabia it is a jaw dropping landscape of rich colours and shapes. It is photography heaven thus this post is a photo essay.
The desert is a protected area in the south of Jordan. The Rum as it is known has been habited for thousands of years. Today the residents of the Rum are bedouins – they live on and around the area and tend to their goat herds. There are many sites to see within Wadi Rum. Quite a few were made famous by Lawrence of Arabia – such as the seven pillars of wisdom and Lawrence’s Spring.
There are also sand dunes and a rock bridge to climb if you dare! Your guide will take you to the best places to see the sun set or rise depending on time of day and time of year. They are stunning displays in the desert.
When I went we hired a guide to take us out for a day and then slept at a camp in the desert hoping to see the sunrise in the morning. Instead we had a terrible night where the guys who owned the camp decided to hold a party at midnight that involved loud music, kerosene, lots of liquor, some dwarves and a piano. It was like some bad David Lynch film. Anyway we got out ok and that was some time ago but I highly recommend you do some thorough research on where you will be staying the night if you intend to sleep over!
Apart from that we had had an amazing day driving through Wadi Rum. The scenery is stunning and it is so quiet and so big. The desert appears to stretch forever. I highly highly recommend a trip to Wadi Rum if you are heading to Jordan.
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