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Al Wahbah crater, Taif

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#3 of 6 in Nature in Makkah Province
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Al Wahbah Crater (Arabic: فَوْهَة ٱلْوَعْبَة‎, romanized: Fawhat al-Waʿbah), also Maqlaʿ Ṭamiyyah (مَقْلَع طَمِيَّة), is a volcanic crater, which is about 250 kilometres (160 miles) away from Ta'if, on the western edge of the Harrat Kishb basalt plateau in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia (lat. 22.90632, lon. 41.13849). The Harrat Kishb plateau contains many volcanic cones. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals.

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  • Must visit place in KSA. Even though its quite long drive from Taif it is worth to visit this wonderful site. 250kms drive from Taif city. Ideal time to visit this site early morning or evening after....  more »
  • Went there on Friday with friends. We left Jeddah at 6 am and reached there at 10. The weather was good so we decided to go down the crater that took us 30mins but going up. One of a kind experience.  more »
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  • The place is beautiful, the view is impressive, going dow and up again takes around 3 hours, but if you want to enjoy some time down in the crater count at least with 4, 5 hours. In order to reach the crater there is a small path from up to down. The path makes zigzag and could be a little bit dangerous for some. In our case, we did picnic and after that we did the hiking to the center of the crater.
  • Incredible place to visit in saudi and perfect place to so camp and hike Some random points - Just follow the google map navigation - plan to reach there before the night enjoy the view and choose your camping place - camping in the night - In early morning, start you hike down to the crater - Make sure you bring enough food and water supply Doesn’t need actually 4*4 car - The hiking trail is on the left side from the main spot - its windy place most of the time so be prepared

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