Wahba Crater, Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, outside the city of Jeddah on the Jeddah – Riyadh road is a huge crater called the Wahba Crater. It is h u g e !! It is 2.5 kms in diameter and 250 meters deep. The walls to this crater are pretty much sheer cliffs so you have be careful when you hike down there. Nidal, a Saudi Native, is a photographer that has some nice photographs of this crater on his blog. Have a look at them here. Now there is some speculation about how this crater was formed. Some say it is a meteorite impact crater whilst others say it is the effect of underground volcano actions and escaping lava exploding in contact with sea water, yes this was ll under the ocean at one time. However it was made, it is very impressive. The trek down to the crater floor is hazardous and hard work, but not difficult. You should definitely have plenty of water, wear long sleeved clothing and wear a hat !! Now as hard as the walk down may appear there is an ‘Oh No’ moment in the trip. Read the rest of this entryFounder user of the webs very best a wordpress plugin seo website.