Lawrence's Spring (Ain Shalaaleh), Wadi Rum

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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1.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Hike up to Lawrence's Spring (Ain Shalaaleh), situated in Jordan’s scenic Valley of the Moon. The natural spring takes its name from T. E. Lawrence, or “Lawrence of Arabia,” who described the oasis in his book “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.” A popular stop on tours of the desert valley, you can reach the spring with a 4WD vehicle, or on foot by taking a relatively easy trek. Follow in Lawrence's footsteps and walk the meandering cliffside path to the spring, which forms a tiny oasis and watering hole in the arid desert landscape. Take a look at our Wadi Rum trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Lawrence's Spring (Ain Shalaaleh) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Fun way to test your endurance level for other climbs. Easily accessible with many hand/foot holds. This climb traces the water source for the camel watering hole. At the bottom, stop on for the local...  read more »
  • The source no longer exists. They have channeled water from more above in the rock formation to a drain and drink the animals. There is a "Bedouin" store where they sell you bottled water (that they say it's spring), handkerchiefs and paint for eyes, nothing more. Totally dispensable.
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  • Few shrubs which are said to be the water source for Lawrence of Arabia and hence the name "Lawrence springs". Can't see the water from down as the shrubs are at quite some height on the mountain, tho...  read more »
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