A cliff road on the edge of the Black and White volcano
Jabal Abyad or Jabal Bayda (the Black and White volcano) is an extinct volcano made by silica-rich lava located in Ḥaʼil Province, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Tucked away in the Harrat Khyber volcanic field, a crazy unpaved road loops the crater, at 1.800m (5,905ft) above the sea level. It’s said to be one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Tourists who have traveled there say that it is better to move on foot rather than drive. If you're afraid of heights, it's probably best to keep your eyes forward. The sides of the volcano are too steep for car but the southern slope of the volcanic cone is just about gentle enough to allow a relatively safe (although slippery) climb up to the crater.
Located north of Medina, a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance is required to complete the loop of the tallest volcano in Saudi Arabia. The drive offers stunning views on the surrounding landscapes that seem to be from another world.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: بسام العنقري
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