Things to see in Petra

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Petra.
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  • Since the summer of 2007, Petra has been considered as one of the seven wonders of the world, for many reasons. The Nabateans dug a city-sanctuary in the desert, in the huge rocks that rose up in that inhospitable land. The result i...
  • You can reach the ancient city many different ways: on foot, on horseback, or by carriage. I recommend that you go on foot, although the entrance ticket includes admission for a horse. If you go on foot, you can take pictures on the...
  • This is an important archaeological site in Jordan, and the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. The name Petra means rock in Greek. Petra is located in a narrow valley, east of the Arava Valley, about 80 kilometres south of the...
  • You can walk around Petra for hours and hours. After the Treasury and before arriving at the fork in the road that takes you to the path of the Monastery or to the tomb of Aaron, you can stop and enjoy the everyday scenes around you...
  • Once you get past the access gateway to Petra (where you pay about 20 dinars a day entrance but you can buy discount tickets valid for several days), there is a path which takes about an hour during which time you can already apprec...
  • Once you get into Petra, you have many options. Many people have the mistaken perception that Petra is just the front of the ancient Treasury, but there is much more inside. I'd suggest setting aside several days to cover all the im...
  • From the monastery you can keep going, which, of course, you should!. A few steps away, you find a strange sign which reads: "All directions", "the end of the world". It's at once frigtening but gives a feeling of "deja vu" as well....
  • To get to Petra you are not short of offers to take you, either by donkey, horse, camel, and even some rickety vehicle pulled by a mule. The road is not long as hard, but it is logical for some tourists to climb on an animal to avoi...
  • 15 km north of Petra, there is another miniature Petra, which is almost unknown to tourists. It is not as spectacular as the Great Petra but it is a short preamble thereof. You arrive there via a narrow fault called the Siq, which ...
  • Shopping is an important part of the trip. It is a way of contributing to the country's economy and a way to get a small "slice" of the place and keep the memory of the trip alive, I always try to buy things that aren't part of natu...
  • The holy city of Petra was found by the Swiss explorer J. Ludwig in 1812, nestled between some impressive stone mountains. Petra was built around the sixth century BC by the Nabataeans in the Persian Empire and was declared a World ...
  • For my taste, this mountain is the best hiking option in Petra. This journey takes a little over half an hour and you're rewarded by views of the Treasury from above. The road starts from the Royal Tombs, the rise is staggered, so e...
  • After visiting Petra, nothing is better than spending some time in Salome. It has a Turkish bath with exfoliating massage, a cold pool, relaxing massage ... Quite an experience. You can enjoy a wonderful Oriental tea with music in a...
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