Wadi Rum experience
Described by Lawrence of Arabia as "vast and echoing", Wadi Rum is a protected area covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000-year-old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.
Also known as ‘The Valley of the Moon’, this is the place where merchants used to carry spices and silks from the eastern Indian regions to the Mediteranean ports centuries ago. Prince Faisal Bin Hussein and T.E. Lawrence based their headquarters during the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in World War I, their exploits intrinsically woven into the history of this amazing area.
Filmed & Edited by: Costin Marian
Camera: GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan