This is Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia, a sister city to Jordan’s
There is no airport in the area, so the only way to visit the UNESCO world heritage site is to drive hours and hours.
But the scenery is incredible. No tourists, no tshirts sellers, no camels ridings, nobody but hundreds of Nabataeans tombs!
The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) was formerly known as Hegra, it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. It features well-preserved monumental tombs with decorated facades dating from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD. With its 111 monumental tombs, 94 of which are decorated, and water wells, the site is an outstanding example of the Nabataeans culture...
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