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Address: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number: +966 50 092 7633

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From Jeddah, 4h30 drive with a normal car on norma roads of good quality leads you to the edge of the crater. Many villages are around with gas stations everywhere. So no need a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Clamart
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Clamart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Jeddah, 4h30 drive with a normal car on norma roads of good quality leads you to the edge of the crater. Many villages are around with gas stations everywhere. So no need a 4x4 with reserves in fuel and water and a skilled driver. Once there head to the tiny white house on the left 750m away by a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped overnight and hiked down to the bottom in the morning. The road to the path down is being upgraded and the path down is in surprisingly good condition. It was a truly amazing sight. Remember to bring plenty of water and avoid the heat of the midday sun. The nearest help is still a long distance away

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Thank Gordon W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I along with my friends climbed the crator ... but it was the worst climatic conditions .. so i advise not to go down and climb up at any cost... my friends wer almost dead after we reached the base of crator... carry a lot of water with you ..

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Thank aquib12
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

great area for BBQ and sight-seen make sure to bring all you need because the location is far from the any urban area 10 km the close it village

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Thank alsheikh86
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This crater is 471kms from Yanbu Al Bahr city. my self with my friends total 6 members visited this historical and natural beauty place. when we start to moving down to see the crater is near 250 mtrs deep and near 3 km Expanded.

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Jeddah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I did a self tour of the Crater while we were living in Jeddah. You can walk down into the centre of it. So immense to think that a meteorite could make such an impact. it would have been pretty awesome to have seen it happen.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This crater is 210 KMs away from the Taif. Crater is 2km in diameter and 250 meter deep. There is salt accumulation on the surface of centre of crater. View is very beautiful and breath taking. You can go by car to the crater up to the edge. We didn't go in the crater. There are huts made around the... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Al Wahbah Crrater is 250Kms from Taif city, the Place plenty of Tourists visiting weekends very much crowded place same like Taif climate, Fantastic Journey all along Desert and Sand Dunes, stayed overnight in a motel was fantastic next day back to Taif.

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1 Thank ha20mp
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126 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

A fascinating location surrounded by lava fields. The size of the crater is a unique experience, so bring your camera. Not much else is around this area, so bring water and food with you.

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Thank DwjTay
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Its off the main route, google maps easily takes you there. It takes not more than 3 hours from Madinah and not more than 4 hours from Jeddah on your own car to reach here. Seems a desolated place.If some work is put to it in making it a tourism friendly attraction by the authorities I am sure it will... More 

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