The Great Temple
The Great Temple
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,706 contributions
Mar 2023
Back in the day, this must have been huge! It's like 3 stories tall. You can tell how elaborate and beautiful it was.
Written 23 March 2023
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Jadranka P
London, UK703 contributions
Nov 2022
It is worth climbing .. if nothing but for the views. It was built by the Nabateans but it was badly damaged by an earthquake. There are still intact archways and some of columns laying around and it must have been magnificent structure when it was built.
Written 28 February 2023
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,648 contributions
Dec 2022
Almost at the end of the easy walk from the main entrance of Petra this temple must have been impressive in its day. What is remarkable are the pieces of columns scattered around - no doubt waiting for reconstruction. There are a couple of bars further down where you can have a rest.
Written 20 December 2022
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,748 contributions
Nov 2022
The Great Temple no longer has any sort of roof, but it's a large and impressive structure. We spent about 20 minutes climbing up to the top level, taking pictures, and generally exploring and admiring the views. Most of it is in ruins, but there are still intact archways and other portions that give you a small picture of what it must have looked like originally. We were glad that we took the time to walk into the Great Temple and explore.
Written 24 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,444 contributions
Nov 2022
Like many things about Petra, the Great Temple is magnificent, but no-one really knows who or what was worshipped here. The Nabateans migrated from Arabia, but this was way before the advent of Islam. The Great Temple is ell worth a wander through, even if its religious intention is obscure.
Written 8 November 2022
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,084 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is a must visit site in Petra, don’t miss it, take some time to walk around and explore what is left of this fascinating temple.
Written 16 March 2022
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Sonso
Santander, Cantabria, Spain12 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Terrible.
Guides and police tried to con us, saying it's a MUST to pay to climb the stairs in front of the treasure.
And they were laughing at us while doing so.
The sensation of impotence was so frustrating, they ruined our trip.
Written 23 February 2022
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,100 contributions
Dec 2019
Opposite the Byzantine Church along the main road this is a rather large temple and very much worth walking though (like everything in Petra).
Written 17 November 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,649 contributions
Jan 2020
The Nabateans built this major colonnaded complex in the 1st century BC. It stood 60 ft (18 m) high in its glory days before it was badly damaged by an earthquake. It likely had a multitude of uses although there is little agreement on what that was. Magnificent ruins! The best overall view is from the opposite hill, near the Temple of the Winged Lions.
Written 3 April 2020
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,435 contributions
Apr 2019
Unfortunately it is all ruined, yet you can simply go by it just before you reach the Basilica so you can't miss it
Written 31 March 2020
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