Wadi Tayyab Al Ism

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One of Saudi Arabia's entrancing natural wonders that astound tourists is Tayeb Al-Ism. Just 15 kilometers north of the coastal town of Maqna is where this magnificent natural feature of Tabuk Province may be seen. It is situated on the Gulf of Aqaba.

People are immediately struck by the imposing appearance of the 600-meter-high granite mountain of the Tayeb Al-Ism, whose jagged edges fall into the Gulf of Aqaba when approaching by the road that stretches along the turquoise seas and white beaches of the Gulf of Aqaba.

One can look out for the mountainside which faces the Gulf. It displays astoundingly high walls of a narrow canyon whose entrance is only a few dozen meters from the sea. Alongside, the narrow cayon, visitors can witness the plam grove adorning the base of the cliffs. There, the granite mountain appears to have been split in two by an extraterrestrial force.

One can drive on the gravel for the first hundred meters of the canyon, however, some boulders limit how far they may go. People can continue deeper into the meanders of this enormous mountain break by crossing a wooden bridge over the rocks. Some individuals even make arrangements to be picked up on the opposite side of the massif so they may enjoy the five-kilometer hike there instead.

Visitors to Tayeb Al-Ism can also marvel at another natural wonder from the bridge: a trickle of year-round, crystal-clear water that flows through the gravel. The wadi is therefore home to many palm palms and reeds, which produce a tiny oasis surrounded by the precarious slopes of the canyon.

The temperature inside the canyon is always more comfortable than a few meters away because of the fresh water and shade provided by the canyon's surroundings.


Tayeb Al-opulence Ism's has another facet because it is strongly connected to religion. The region abutting the eastern shore of the Gulf of Aqaba was once home to the ancient nation of Madyan (or Midian), whose capital was likely the present-day city of Bada', where subsequent Nabateans carved grand tombs into the rock. After leaving Egypt, Moses went into exile in the country of Madyan for ten years.

Tayeb Al-Ism is also known as the Valley of Moses because it is thought that when Moses later led the Israelites past the Red Sea and into the land of Madyan, they arrived there. The neighboring town of Maqna's wells is referred to be the Wells of Moses for the same reason.

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Address of Wadi Tayyab Al Ism

Tabuk 49753 Saudi Arabia

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