Petrified Forest, Khorixas

3.2
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An accumulation of tree trunks over 250 million years old, Petrified Forest stands as a national monument in the center of an arid desert. Discovered in the 1940s, the fossilized tree trunks were probably carried to this spot by an extensive flood. It's illegal to carry off even the smallest bit of petrified wood from here, and tour guides must accompany all visitors. Using our world travel planner, Khorixas attractions like Petrified Forest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Don't expect a petrified forest as the name suggests, but rather a petrified recumbent tree trunk... I was expecting something impressive but it is not! Despite the kindness and explanations of the guide, the frustration was great.
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  • Very nice guided tour. The petrification is incredible. Walk lasts not very long and suits everyone.
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  • Fascinating place if you're into geology and plants. Good facilities and nice place for a picnic in the shade. Charming and knowledgeable guides.
  • Very unique place. Be sure to visit the official site with biggest trees, there are many smaller unofficial sites along the way.
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