Even if you don't know what Wadi Rum is, chance are you've seen it before.
Ever since " Lawrence of Arabia " back in 1962, the unique and awe inspiring desert landscape located in Jordan has served as the backdrop of numerous international film productions. Most recently, American actor Matt Damon 's blockbuster "The Martian" wowed sci-fi fans around the world with Mars proudly played by none other than Wadi Rum.
Speaking about his impressions of the landscape, Damon said, "I was in awe of that place, it was really, really special. One of the most spectacular and beautiful places I have ever seen, and like nothing I’ve ever seen anywhere else on Earth," according to Yahoo.
But if Mat Damon can't convince you to start planning your trip immediately, these 23 incredible images are certain to nudge you in the right direction.