the Degree Confluence Project

Saudi Arabia : al-Hudūd al-Šamāliyya

2.6 km (1.6 miles) SSW of `Ar`ar, al-Hudūd al-Šamāliyya, Saudi Arabia
Approx. altitude: 558 m (1830 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 31°S 139°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Southern view #3: Western view #4: Northern view #5: GPS #6: Confluencers #7: Masjid

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  31°N 41°E  

#1: `Ar`ar - Eastern view

(visited by Mushtaq Mahmood, Shahzad Mahmood, Rumana Mahmood, Fowzia Mahmood and Waheeda Mahmood)

08-Feb-2004 -- On our long journey back from Jordan on the "Pipeline" Highway, we decided to visit the Confluence 31N 41E since it was only 2 km west of `Ar`ar, and also it would be an ideal lunch time pit stop. Since `Ar`ar is in a strategic location, we were a bit apprehensive approaching the Confluence, anyhow, we went through the town passing the beautiful masjid until we found a good road heading west through a residential area. After a kilometre, this gave way to open fields with Bedouin camps strewn across.

We drove around the camps heading towards the Confluence, which was located on a small hill in front of a small camp. As we stopped near the hill, we saw an elderly man herding his sheep nearby, we approached him and sought his consent on taking photographs on the hill. After the successful confluence visit, we found a good Bukhāriyy restaurant and ordered the traditional kabsa, and soon we were back on the "Pipeline" Highway, contemplating how the next 900 km would be covered.

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#1: `Ar`ar - Eastern view
#2: Southern view
#3: Western view
#4: Northern view
#5: GPS
#6: Confluencers
#7: Masjid
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