This hiking trail starts at the French Fortress that once was used for the game show "the Desert Forges" in 2001.
The fortress is well maintained and situated in the vicinity of the Bait Ali Lodge in one of Jordan’s most beautiful desert landscapes which is seen by few tourists.
The hike passes through a popular picnic area for Bedouin families who enjoy the spectacular views on Fridays. Be prepared to accept a cup of tea when you are 30 minutes into the hike.
The desert is quite beautiful but kudos must also go to the ancient palace built around 1997 by the production company. It looks lovely and they've managed to build an actual working forge inside. Nice. Watch it for the surroundings and set if nothing else.
Soundtrack: Wind Fields - Album: Wonderland by Terepin
Licensed Under: CC BY-SA 3.0
The videos are part of the "Hiking in Jordan Collection" by Grant & Maassen published by Wandel Guides. With 3D trail animation and trail statistics. Produced with Nasa World Wind Under NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.3. The videos are distributed under: CC BY-SA 3.0.
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Opening title music for videos: Aulendia II, Album: Aulendia By: Terepin. Licensed Under: CC BY-SA 3.0.
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- See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xoa05SDLsjU for the opening title of the show for which the fortress was built.
- See http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36ejb_forges-du-desert-teaser-vo_news for the teaser of the show.