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Moon Valley - Wadi Rum

Sergey Dolya • 3 minutes read • March 22nd, 2016

The rocky desert of 

Wadi Rum

translates as 'Moon Valley'. It was given this romantic name by the Bedouins, despite the fact that life in these conditions is far from romantic. Temperatures during the day are above 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the night is only four degrees less. There is almost no greenery and water.
Nomads of the area use their camels to walk tourists through the reserve and the showcase ancient petroglyphs on the rocks.

As the desert is rocky, it is easier to travel by car:

The only sand dune on the way: 


Deadly scorpions are among the wildlife in the desert:

Below is a scarab beetle, making small footprints in the sand:

A burrow dug into the sand:

Visitors climb up the rocky slope for a better view:


A Bedouin speaks to his friend through a hole in the rock:

Previously, camels were a means of survival and now they are a tool for enrichment, attracting tourists. Below, a camel cools down with a bottle of water:

View of the 

Wadi Rum

valley through the rocks:

Patches of greenery can be seen in the distance:

Photos do not accurately represent the harsh texture of the mountains:
Author: Sergeydolya
Translated by: Gian Luka

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