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Address: Wadi Rum, Jordan
Description: This spring was named for T.E. Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia fame, who...
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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Beautiful place in the desert

The place of the spring is uphill in the mountains but easy to reach. It is also not too far from the entrance into the desert of Wadi Rum. When you climb up to the source you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The place of the spring is uphill in the mountains but easy to reach. It is also not too far from the entrance into the desert of Wadi Rum. When you climb up to the source you will have a great view into the wadi. At the place of the spring you can find a few trees and some shadow... More 

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Kent UK
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was a good place to stop, to drink some Arabic tea and the younger members of our family climbed up the rocks to see the source of the spring.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The hike to the spring is nice with nice views but the well itself is not much. Don't drink the water.

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great climb ...see a few desert creatures ....on your way , like lizards and may be other ones during the summer season .

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Hamata and Berenice, Egypt
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

One of the first spots we visited in Wadi Rum, not the nicest one in my opinion. It's a pretty easy climb, with a good view from the top.

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have experienced at least two springs that different guides claimed was the Lawrence spring. Still don't know which was the "true" spring - however, both of them were a small scramble uphill and rewarded me with a great view of the landscape. Both of them worth the effort

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He County, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My guide told me this spring has been used for along time, but now is used mostly for camels to have a drink as the water is dirty for humans to drink now. There is ancient writing on the ground level when you first begin to climb and a great view from the top, there are some green trees near... More 

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Dubai
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

u will do a hike for nothing its a small spring that will require 1h hike up and 1h hike down. do the bridge but the main one ( big ) bec they will take you to a small one.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There isn't much to see - just a spring flowing into a brick trough. To be honest, we nearly missed it entirely.

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Muscat, Oman
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

if u skip it, dont worry! its a general hike/climb to the top with a great view from there.and thats about it. DO it for the sake of doing it :P no high expectations!

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