The Arabic word 'wadi' literally means valley. Wadi Rum of Jordan is also referred to as the Valley of the Moon. It is the largest valley in the country and is spread over 60 kilometers. Interestingly it is cut into granite and sandstone rock and neither looks like a typical desert or a valley. The fact that the wadi was inhabited in the prehistoric times can be confirmed by the rock paintings and ancient temples here.
It is also famous for its association with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who was a witness to the Arab revolt of 1917-1918. The film 'Lawrence of Arabia' played a great role in making the wadi famous. The Zalabia Bedouin are native to this valley and offer hiking and rock climbing to eco tourists.Places nearby:
King Solomon Copper Mines at Timna Valley: Explore the Worlds Oldest Mines 45 km / 28 mi
The Three Monkeys Pub, Israel: Eilats Pub on the Boardwalk 46 km / 28 mi
Underwater Observatory Marine Park: Home to 800 Plus Specimens 51 km / 32 mi
Grand Canyon Mall: Beersheba's Largest Shopping Center 191 km / 119 mi
Holy Sepulchre: Pilgrimage Center for Christians 240 km / 149 mi