Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Experience during Hajj Pilgrimage 2008 (8)

Mantakotul Baido ( Jabal Magnet )

The most interesting place that has an amazing natural phenomenon located outside the Holy City of Madinah is Mantakotul Baido, or Jabal Al Baido or Jabal Magnet. People said that any car or even bus can run fast there although the engine is off because of its magnetism.

We were very curious to see the phenomenon by our own eyes so that our chef de mission, H Yunani took us there.

On the road in Jabal Magnet, the driver stopped the car, turned off the engine, and rested the gear and hand brake. We wait for seconds, and… the car started to move gradually, faster and faster. Wow, it was such amazing experience, being inside the car that ran by magnetic attraction!

Jabal magnet was so beautiful. It was the place were people in Madinah and around went for refreshing and picnic. We enjoyed the beautiful views and hoped that someday we would visit this place again.


IGW Team said... so awesome sis..
I can't wait for my turn at this year.. InsyaAllah..!

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alhabib said...

Next time the pilgrims pass this road, they should bring a water level tool (waterpass). Take it out, and put it down the seemingly uphill road and see if it is really uphill or the other way around.

Several other places have such phenomena as 'gravity hill'. But it turns out that it is just a visual illussion. The road seems to go uphill because we see it and compare it to the surrounding area.