I was sent these pictures by a great Saudi photographer and friend Thamer Ossra. The location is Wahba or Al Wa’aba Crater, one of the largest craters in the Middle East. The crater is 2.5km wide and the cliffs on the crater’s side drop vertically by 270 meters to the crater’s base. In the center of the crater is an amazing salt field.
Wahba crater is 250 kilometers east of Taif just off the Makkah-Riyadh highway. It’s a remarkable place to visit. If you have the chance, just go!
A full view of Wahba crater from the top
Looking down Wahba crater’s wall
Enjoy the shade while you can!
This is what you will see when you approach the crater
The walk down to the crater is stunning
There’s a good deal of greenery around the crater itself
It’s best to visit the crater in a group
The sunlight on the salt plane can be blinding.
Walking on the salt plane!
Have a look at the crater’s walls from the bottom
On the ground at Wahba crater!
Al Wahba crater in all its glory