Jerusalem is one example of a popular destination in the middle east. This old town, which has historical value, is not just an ordinary vacation spot. Generally, tourists come for spiritual trips, both for religious activities of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Not only rich with historical attractions that can attract visitors, to come to the Middle East.
Many beautiful natural charms can be visited in the Middle East. Of course, it can make us feel at home on vacation. Do not believe? The following 10 natural charms, represent the beauty of the Middle East.
- Lake Maharloo
Located in the highlands of the Shiraz region, Iran, Lake Maharloo has a beauty that lies in its color, pink. Not only that, the water in the lake has a fairly high salt and potassium content. These two ingredients cause Maharloo Lake to have a pink color. Not only tourists who are captivated by the beauty of the lake, but many types of bird species also migrate to this lake for temporary residence.
- Mount Ararat
Not only Cappadocia, but Turkey also has many other natural charms that must be visited, one of which is Mount Ararat. Once an active mountain until 1840, scientists conducted research into the opinion that Noah’s Ark was on Mount Ararat. And until now, the truth is still a question mark.
In addition, this mountain is considered sacred by the Armenians because according to them Mount Ararat is the home of the gods. It is undeniable, that Mount Ararat does look stunning with the white snow covering the peak.
- Bandar Jissah Beach
Bandar Jissah is a coastal city in northeastern Oman. The local community mentions the name of the beach, according to its location in the city of Bandar Jissah. The blue water and white sand of the beach are an attraction for tourists to just swim, snorkel, and stay at accommodations that stand on the beach.
- Kamouha Forest
The largest forest in the Middle East has a total of about 10 million trees, consisting of iron oak, juniper, and cedar. Stretching from Fnideq to Akkar el Atika, there are also 100 varieties of wildflowers that grow, and beautify the forests in this Lebanese country.
- Wadi Mujib River
Wadi Mujib, a spectacular tourist attraction in Jordan, has become the target of tourists after visiting Petra. Hiking, and swimming, along the river with epic views, are some of the outdoor activities that can be done here.
Last emptied into the Dead Sea, Wadi Mujib is also known as the Arnon River in the Bible. According to a developing story, it is stated that Prophet Musa once walked through the Wadi Mujib river.
- the Arabian Desert
The widest in West Asia, this exotic desert crosses several countries, namely Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The Arabian Desert contains Rub al Khali, one of the largest sand bodies in the world.
Being the fourth largest desert in the world, the Arabian desert is home to the Bedouin tribe. In this desert, we can also find many date palm trees in abundance which are used as food supplies, both for the people and the fauna that live around the desert.
- the White Desert
If the Arabian desert has a soft yellow color, it is different from the white sand desert in the city of Farafra, Egypt. Known as Sahara el Beyda, setting foot in this desert is like being on another planet.
In addition to the white sand color, here there are also large limestone boulders, which are allegedly the main source of white desert sand.
- the Zagros Mountains
The Zagros Mountains, stretching from Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. Here there are the oldest rocks in the world, which according to research come from the Precambrian era. The existence of the Zagros mountains acted naturally as a barrier between several cultures and empires.
Persian oak is the most famous plant species in these mountains. Wild goats, leopards, mongooses, brown bears, and several species of fauna can be seen by visitors while here.
- Kalidonia Falls
Kalidonia is one of the tallest waterfalls in Cyprus. Kalidonia Falls is surrounded by forest in a very beautiful area, with stunning views. Not surprisingly, tourists are willing to take a fairly tiring journey, only to find a waterfall located in the village of Platres.
- Cave Ain Heet
Being one of the easily accessible caves in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Ain Heet has an unusual view on the inside, there is a lake with clear water. Visitors to the Ain Heet cave, spend a lot of their time exploring the cave by looking at the beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites and swimming in the lake.
Well, some natural attractions in the Middle East were enough to refresh our minds for a moment, even if they were just looking at them. Makes you feel at home on vacation, huh!