Pictures from Wadi Rum in Jordan: Sandstone and granite rock and mountain.
Sandstone and granite rock in Wadi Rum (Valley of the Moon) in Jordan. © Dirk Wuyts
Wadi Rum is a desert with sandstone and granite rocks located northeast of Aqaba in southwestern Jordan. It features a varied desert landscape consisting of narrow gorges, natural arches, cliffs, massive landslides and caverns.
Wadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times. It is a natural and cultural site of the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The movie "Lawrence of Arabia" as well as parts of some other movies were filmed in this desert area.Wadi Rum mountain in Jordan. © Dirk Wuyts