Petrified Forest, Merowe

#5 of 6 in Parks in Sudan
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
At Petrified Forest witness the fossilisation of ancient trees. These trees-turned-to-stone tell the story of forests a million years old. Large chunks of petrified wood show the scale of how large the trees once were--some are the size of a car. You can feel the texture of fossilized bark and look at the trees' aging rings. Because the area is undeveloped, consider hiring a guide to take you to the spot. To visit Petrified Forest on your holiday in Merowe, and find out what else Merowe has to offer, use our Merowe.
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  • The site is covered with the remains of fossilised trees which are very ancient. It is interesting to think that a large forest once existed in this area which is now desert.  more »
  • It is fascinating to see these huge trees lying in the sand - petrified. It is astonishing how 'real' the trunks look. The guide noted that some of the petrified wood had been 'removed', as it is...  more »
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