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Address: Taif, Saudi Arabia
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A natural blunder

An excellent place for the ones who are adventurous. Go there early in the morning and dont forget to carry a lot of water as you would feel dehydrated very soon. It's a steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Shahzad K
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent place for the ones who are adventurous. Go there early in the morning and dont forget to carry a lot of water as you would feel dehydrated very soon. It's a steep downhill so need to wear really sturdy shoes.

Thank Shahzad K
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I visited this place with some friends and family members .. it was a nice trip but you need to drink a lot before climbing inside the crater. you have to have a guide . do not got their with out an experienced guide from the area ..

1 Thank Reem B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This attraction is a 6.5-hours drive from Riyadh. The highway (40) is in good shape and as of our trip out and back I saw at least 4 speed cameras outbound past the Tuwaiq Escarpment checkpoint and seven on the way back to Riyadh. Drive the speed limit after dark. The highway signs are quite good and from the Highway... More 

6 Thank Bill M
Taif, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have had the privilege of visiting this wonder of nature twice and have also viewed it from the air on a flight from Taif to Riyadh, it is quite spectacular to see. The walk down to the salt bed can be precarious in places (depending which route you take) but is worth doing and the climb back up can... More 

1 Thank Dave M
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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190 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

visited the crater last week. the first sight down and around is truly breathtaking and scary. Amazing place to visit in a country with not a lot of touristy places. the drive towards the crater after the diversion from the main road is nice too. would want to climb to the bottom of it next time i visit.

2 Thank sMs_wanderer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It was a great, adventoruos and a heartbreathing experience in visiting al whaba crater.Where you cant imagine how great is our creator in letting us to see the wonder of His creations.

1 Thank jcjeddah
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I camped overnight right by the crater's edge min Jan 2013, with 2 friends. the 1st sight was amazing with its size and structuer. best time to visit is winter in general. its about 4 hrs from Jeddah. the clime down isn't very easy, but sure worth it.

5 Thank hasanain
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a unique geological formation located about 100 km away from Ta'if, a city located in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia. It was on Friday, 16th June 2012, I went in a private taxi, to see a natural geographic formation that is located near my place of work in Al Muwayh. This place is called the Al Wabah... More 

8 Thank Taher K
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103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We trekked down to the bottom, it was difficult as we were not aware of the proper route. It took nearly two hours to get down there. I would advise you to bring plenty of water. It gets very hot by midday. There is a route down that is just off the road that leads to the crater. We unfortunately... More 

10 Thank MaryKate1971
Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

An amazing place for overnight camping and BBQ in the Kingdom. It was not very cold in the night but extremely windy; I would recommend bringing warm sleeping bags and a tent. Unfortunately we didn't get down to the crater because we missed the correct trail (where there was significant greenery) when we set out in the morning and it... More 

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