The Wadi Rum Desert, also known as the Valley of the Moon, is a very special place for me and one that no visitor to Jordan should miss. The sand has a very handsome reddish color and the ancient cultures which resided here have left hieroglyphs and cave paintings. Lawrence of Arabia made the place famous but nowadays its an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eco-tourism is popular here and you can sleep in areas that the local Bedouin have made habitable. I especially loved seeing the stars without any kind of light pollution. Some say you can even see Lawrence of Arabia's face in the stones.