Mars on Earth: Jordan's Wadi Rum

"Vast, echoing, and god-like." That's how TE Lawrence, the British archaeologist who inspired the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, described Wadi Rum

Mars on Earth: Jordan's Wadi Rum

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The Martian domes are spaceship-like tents at Sun City Camp in Wadi Rum, the largest desert in Jordan.

"Vast, echoing, and god-like." That's how TE Lawrence, the British archaeologist and military officer who inspired the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, described Wadi Rum. As you approach the windy mountains jutting out of the burnt orange sand in Jordan's largest desert, it's easy to see what this archaeologist meant. Here the landscape is like something from another world.

Therefore, it may come as no surprise that the hotel in Wadi Rum has just opened a dramatic Martian experience in the heart of this wilderness, which allows visitors to feel as if they have landed on the Red Planet. Of course, this place was visited by many famous people, including Elon Musk, who has a desire to colonize the real planet Mars. He enthusiastically shared photos of his experience from this place on social networks.