Al Wahbah Crater Full day tour From Taif

Taif
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Overview

This morning we will drive to Al Wahbah Crater, also Maqlaʿ Ṭamiyyah is a volcanic crater, which is about 280 Km away from Madina. The Harrat Kishb plateau contains many volcanic cones. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals. Measuring 4km wide and 250-meters deep, the sprawling Al Wahba crater is one of Saudi Arabia’s most dramatic natural wonders: a vast hollow with an opaque lake at its heart. The crater was once thought to have been formed by a meteorite crashing to earth, but research by geologists in the 1960s revealed Al Wahbah to be a maar crater. These shallow hollows are caused by volcanic eruptions that occur when groundwater comes into contact with hot lava. According to the tale, the area once held two mountains: Tamia and Cotton. One night, after a flash of lightning illuminated Cotton’s beauty, Tamia fell in love with him and vowed to uproot herself to be closer to her beloved. But before she could reach him, her mountain-cousin Shelman became jealous and shot her with an arrow, sending her crashing to the ground. The crater was formed by her fall. We shall drive back to MADINA after sunset Start Time : 09:00h End Time : 21:00h

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Meeting point Taif
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SR 1,718
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