Just when you think you’ve seen everything the internet has to offer, this incredible boulder temple pops up and makes you reassess everything you thought you knew about the world. It’s called the Qasr al-Farid, it’s in Saudi Arabia, and it’s seriously rocking our world right about now. Why? Because it’s a rock, a rock with a door.
If you’re interested in visiting this incredible place, it’s located 1,400km north of Riyadh (the capital of Saudi Arabia). For the record, “Qasr al-Farid” means “the lonely castle”. It was built in the first century A.D and, despite having the word “castle” in it’s name, it’s actually more of a tomb.
“It’s called the Qasr al-Farid, it’s in Saudia Arabia, and it’s seriously rocking our world right about now.”If the proposed Indiana Jones reboot occurs, we’d like to play the part of location scout and suggest the Qasr al-Farid as a setting for the film’s spectacular finale. Picture the scene, Indy comes rushing out of this part temple-part boulder thing shooting up Nazis for fun. In one arm, he carries a sacred relic; in the other, he carries a beautiful woman who really digs his rugged American charm.
There’s explosions, and snakes, and possibly a bit where he needs to whip his way across a canyon (a canyon with giant metal spikes at the bottom). There’s jeopardy, so much jeopardy, but Indy survives. When the dust has settled he looks up at the part temple-part boulder thing and says something hilariously witty, before snogging the face off that beautiful woman he’s been carrying around.
Jonesy, you old dog.