Weather of Arabia - The Dana Biosphere Reserve is considered the most diverse natural environment in Jordan, as it combines 4 vital geographical regions, on one land with an area of about 300 square kilometers.
The Dana Biosphere Reserve extends on the slopes of a number of mountains from the Qadisiyah region, which rises more than 1,500 meters above sea level, and descends to plains and valleys such as Wadi Araba.
The American "Time" magazine has chosen the Dana Biosphere Reserve as one of the best global destinations worth visiting in 2021 , and we will learn below about some of the features that you can explore in this distinctive area:
The Dana Biosphere Reserve (according to the official website of UNESCO) embraces the most diverse natural environments in the country. It contains the four biogeographical regions:
This great natural richness results from the presence of diverse geographical systems, and the diversity of altitudes in the reserve.
About 900 species of plants have been recorded in the reserve. These plants include 3 new species bearing the name Dana Reserve within its scientific name, and 16 rare species at the global level.
The Dana Reserve also provides an interesting experience for bird lovers, as the reserve has recorded 215 species of them, the most important of which are the brown eagle and the eagle. In addition to 38 species of mammals recorded by the reserve on its territory.
One of the activities that can be done in the reserve is to cross the Wadi Dana path, which is the longest path in the reserve, with a length of 15 kilometers, and takes a whole day to cross, and it can be crossed with or without a guide.
What distinguishes this corridor is that it starts at a height of 1,300 meters above sea level, and ends at a height of 100 meters below sea level.
Watching the sunset from Jabal Al-Rommana is one of the activities that attract visitors, as it offers mesmerizing views that are hard to forget.
The village of Dana is also a charming spot, introducing visitors to the architectural details of the ancient Jordanian villages, as the village still preserves its ancient cultural heritage.
The reserve offers visitors the opportunity to visit the owners of the orchards, and learn about the ancient Jordanian customs and traditions in the villages in which they are located.
This falls within the concept of ecotourism, and the wonderful tourist experiences it embraces amidst nature.
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