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Lawrence's Spring (Ain Shalaaleh)

Wadi Rum, Jordan
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Ranked #5 of 5 attractions in Wadi Rum
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This spring was named for T.E. Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia fame, who fought in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
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Amman, Jordan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

There is not much tourist information here to explain any history of the spring, however it is in a beautiful spot with lovely views for photos.

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Aqaba, Jordan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

All what I know it through my tours that I do This Spring water it very old dating back to the period of the Prophet Saleh Where there are many stories about that region Overall The area its beautiful It also can be accessed on foot its nice to visit it

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Aqaba, Jordan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A wonderful way to see Wadi Rum from up high, and enjoy the fresh o0utdoors, even get some water from the spring with is running all the time. A great part of history well worth the walk. Can be hot in summer so take plenty to drink along the way.

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Not a lot to see at this one point alone but it sets the tone for the vast area that is Wadi Rum. This is the reported site of Lawrence of Arabia's contribution to free running water for the locals by running a stretch of pipe from the spring (site of the fig tree half way up the hill) all... More

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London, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We worth the walk in 40 plus degrees to experience this famous site and the scramble to the source and the shade under the tree to recover perfect

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Newark, New Jersey
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29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I'd rather hike somewhere in Wadi Rum less hiked. This is pretty much the first stop on the tour, so many people make this climb with probably the same expectations I had. When I heard there was a spring up there I got visions of fresh water bursting through a rock that you could bathe in, maybe drink (though I... More

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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

nice little hike, but the springs were a bit puny. Still refreshing and lovely to hike to water in the desert! Please take an empty rubbish bag and fill it up on your hike to the springs.

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Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A twenty minute clamber up and over rocks takes you up to Lawrence's Spring. The view from there over the desert is something special. The spring itself (though not anything special to look it) is an interesting reminder as to the value of water in the desert. Would do it again (for the view).

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We visited Lawrence's Spring on our stay with Saleh and his Family in Wadi Rum. It's a small climb to the springs, which provide a wonderful view of the beautiful area and a taste of fresh spring Water emerging from the rocks.

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New York City, New York
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The actual spring is up a mountain where there's a tree, so you would need to climb it, which the tour guide said can take an hour back and forth. I didn't go up, but the water from the spring is piped down, so you can kinda see the water without climbing. There is a tent at the foot of... More

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