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UNEP launches a virtual journey through three unique desert ecosystems; UN Environment Program

 

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Places to Visit in Jordan – Ancient Cities, Crusader Castles, and Canyoneering; Chris Christensen; Amateur Traveler

A 10 day itinerary of Jordan including the Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Amman, 2 castles, and canyoneering Wadi Mujib…

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Jordan for the first-time visitor; Priya Srivastava; Times of India

Dotted with several UNESCO World Heritage sites, Jordan is on every traveller’s bucket list. This historic country is safe, friendly and takes travellers right into history books. From admiring fading frescos at the grand desert castle of Quseir Amra and climbing red sand dunes in Wadi Rum to exploring the jewel of Jordan, Petra, the country has a lot of jaw-dropping attractions that are waiting to be explored.Here are some of the key attractions in Jordan for a first-time visitor to the country.

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Exploring Mars Without Ever Leaving Earth’s Orbit in Wadi Rum, Jordan; Yulia Denisyuk; Fodor’s

Traverse the other-worldly scenery of Jordan’s Wadi Rum. The unparalleled desert, which has provided the backdrop to movies like The Martian and Star Wars, offers travelers the opportunity to hike, camp, and take in a landscape not unlike Mars. For a true outer space experience, visitors can stay overnight for a guide-led star-gazing adventure.

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In Jordan’s desert, ancient rock art finds modern defenders; Taylor Luck; CSM

A project to safeguard ancient inscriptions and drawings in a desert valley is helping local Bedouins to draw connections to the past.

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Exploring the archaeological wonders of Jordan; Norma Meyer; San Diego Union Tribune

Jordan – Wadi Rum Protected Area

In Jordan’s extraordinary rose-red “Lost City” of Petra, Norma Meyer has just huffed up 700 zigzagging stone-carved steps to the ancient mountaintop High Place of Sacrifice with its sacred altar and goat blood drain.

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With the Desert Bedouin in Wadi Rum; Margaret Hinkson; Travel Blog

Jordan – Wadi Rum Protected Area

Margaret Hinkson’s Bedouin camp at Wadi Rum. October 19th the final adventure. She is leaving the remains of ancient desert nomads behind to join living nomads inhabiting the desert today.

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After Lawrence: 6 Films Starring Jordan’s Wadi Rum; Al Bawaba

Jordan – Wadi Rum Protected Area

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Camping with Bedouin nomads in ‘God-like’ desert of Jordan’s Wadi Rum; Yenni Kwok; CNN

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Deep in the remote deserts of southern Jordan, not far from the border with Saudi Arabia, lies Wadi Rum one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders.

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Jordan’s Wadi Rum in Pictures, a Green Prophet Journey; Faisal O’Keefe; Green Prophet

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Jordan’s magical red dessert is short on plastic bags, throwaway bottles, and paper litter.  Begs the question, does raw nature shame us into better environmental behavior?  If so, a stay in Wadi Rum nature reserve should be a national obligation. Most people blow past Wadi Rum in the race to Aqaba’s beaches or Petra’s ruins.

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