Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra serves as a representative example of ancient rock-cut architecture and water collection techniques. Visitors know the fortress and important post on Middle Eastern trade routes for its reddish color. Approach the ancient site by hiking an easy 1 km (0.6 mi) path through steep rock cliffs. Upon arrival, you'll find hundreds of surviving tombs carved in relief out of the rock, as well as a Roman-style amphitheater, a Nabataean monastery, and an intricately detailed treasury. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat to protect your head from the sun, and carry plenty of drinking water. Using our world travel planner, Petra - Wadi Musa attractions like Petra can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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I spent the day here over the Christmas period and was blown away by the shear awesomeness of the whole Petra site. From the gradually decending walk into the Siq, then having The Treasury appear in..... more »
I was very disappointed with part of the trip as I only booked really to go to Petra and to go inside of the Monastery to be informed once at the top and sitting down in the cafe that we are not... more »
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