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Lawrence's Spring (Ain Shalaaleh)

Address: Wadi Rum, Jordan
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: This spring was named for T.E. Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia fame...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner 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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Aqaba, Jordan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Zagreb, Croatia
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Do not have high expectations of this sight. You have 10 - 15 mins climb to the spring itself. During summer the water does not look appealing and for sure it is not for drinking. Panorama from the top is decent (for photo lovers...light would probably be best in the evening...but then again there are a lot of better places... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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