Wadi Rum … The Gold Desert in Jordan

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Wadi Rum ... The Gold Desert in Jordan - Wadi Rum ... The Gold Desert in Jordan

This protected area extends over an area of ​​720 square kilometers and is located an hour and a half drive from the historic Petra site in Jordan.
The valley is affected by natural weather factors. Winter is so severe that temperatures reach freezing at night, while it is hot in summer to exceed 40 degrees Celsius, and it is considered moderate in spring and autumn seasons.
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Wadi Rum is known as the Valley of the Moon, which contains many monuments of man in different historical stages starting from prehistoric times, in which he lived inside the rock formations of Gargantuan, above the winding sand dunes and under the clear night sky. The valley is the same size as New York City, and its red color is caused by a high iron oxide content.
What is known as the nomadic nomads live in the region, and the region’s main sources of income are limited to tourism and international initiatives to preserve this picturesque desert.
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Wadi Rum takes you on a journey through the geological development of the land, where many topographical features are considered older than the Dead Sea Rift that forms the western borders of Jordan. Huge plateaux emerged from the sand sea as a result of the primitive tectonic movement, the flowing winds and winter floods led to the formation of deep valleys, while sandstone painted magnificent natural towers and stunning curved arches.
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Varieties of animals and plants that live in the valley are varied, as there are more than 130 types of nocturnal animals that live only in the valley. It also contains rare Nubian caribou, while the vegetation consists of shrubs, very few forests and some trees.
A wide range of outdoor activities is available in Wadi Rum, such as rock climbing, hiking, and camping. The valley is famous for its sailing trips, hot air balloon rides and camel rides. Adventure lovers will never miss a parachute jump to see the most beautiful views of Wadi Rum.
The camel race is one of the most famous festivals held in the valley, and it is one of the oldest sports in the world, and modern camel races no longer include human knights but robots.

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The cultural scene and the magnificent scenery are not limited to the valley, but the journey under the starry sky takes you to the ancient city of Petra, which is proud of its thousands of years old architecture.

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