Al-Khazneh

Al-Khazneh, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Be prepared for the breathtaking sight of this 2000-year-old monument which resembles a Greek temple with an urn at the top that was once reputed to hold priceless treasures.
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TravelingFool88005
Las Cruces, NM1,182 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We hiked here today at about 7am. The lighting was perfect and not alot of people. If you want to go to the view point, go right away before the guides start hassling you.
Written 23 June 2022
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nantona
Kazanlak, Bulgaria950 contributions
Apr 2022
The most famous building of an almost unknown civilization for the western world! Exceptional architecture with columns in the ancient Greek style of Corinth. A building of very important administrative importance - it was a temple, a bank, a storehouse for treasures and caravan goods. One of the new seven wonders of the world!
Written 5 June 2022
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F A
11 contributions
May 2022
One of those tourist sites that you may have seen hundreds of times in photos or in a documentary, and that takes your breath away when you actually see it. Come very early in the morning (6am), the sunrise is incredible!
Written 30 May 2022
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Van Anderson
7 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
There're lots of scammers who charge you 10$+ for getting you up the stairs. They call themselves "local guides", but in fact, just a gang of local criminals under the protection from police. There are natural "stairs" to go up to the viewpoint. They don't allow you to go there without them. It's absolutely safe. The only reason they do this is to scam you. They do nothing, no work at all and get 10$+ for it. It's awful. Change it. If you take so much money for a ticket, make sure no scammers take your customers' money for nothing. The place is beautiful, but the people there are very disappointing. DO YOU CALL THIS JORDAN HOSPITALITY? You view people as money bags. I cane to police, but no one cares. Shame on you
Written 29 May 2022
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada160 contributions
May 2022
Walking through the Siq is amazing, coming out to see Al-Khazneh is beyond description. Go early to avoid the crowds and the hustlers. We were there at 7:00 and got a picture with nobody else in it.
Written 24 May 2022
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Paspy7711
Europe382 contributions
Mar 2022
The treasury is imperssive - a top sight on a global scale.
Sadly the local authorities tolerate or are involved in all kinds of annoying B'dul (beduine) scammery and animal abuse (poor donkey, horses and camels).
Ignore every local talking to you and never pay a dime to climb the view point located right of the siq exit. Never give money to anybody in proximity of the treasury - this helps to end such shady practices.
Free views are available to the left, if you climb the steps behind the shop (its free even ith the scammers try to tell you otherwise) or if you walk the impressive Khubta trail (it takes 40-50min) and is not crowded at all.
Written 10 April 2022
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,032 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Nothing is like this scenery ! The fascinating Al Khazneh is one of many spectacular Arabic Nabataean Features carved into sandstone cliffs, it is indeed a breathtaking scenery when you walk through the Siq and at the end of this passage you get a glimpse of Al-Khazneh for the first time in your life. Don’t miss it .
Written 15 March 2022
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jonp34
London, UK54 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
To reiterate other travellers, go now, before it gets overrun again.
Absolutely stunning, has to be seen to really grasp the majesty of the place. And bear in mind that this is just one of the things to see at Petra
Written 26 October 2021
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julia a
Miami, FL524 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The beauty of the whole historic site can no be described with words. It’s beauty, history, enigmatic nature are beyond imagination. Right now it is the perfect moment to visit due to fewer tourists, with the advantage of being able to take good pictures with the sites almost entirely for yourself. Plan on visiting really early in the morning, we started at 7am. We stayed until 6pm and we had an awesome and memorable day.
However, here are some tips to take into consideration when visiting:
1- because of COVID, tourists are scarce and it has been a hard year for people who offer their services there, and for that reason, more than ever, they are trying to take advantage of tourists, which is upsetting. So my advice is DONT BUY ANYTHING there: almost everything (if not all) is made in China, if the cost is 1 Jordanian dinar, they will try to scam you saying that a poor lady with disabilities made it and they will try to squeeze you for 200. Don’t fall for that. You really don’t need anything that they sell there, unless it’s water.
2- they will invite you to their tents (places of business) offer you tea and even food for free but they will then try to sell you some overpriced junk. Just be careful it happened to us, and it dampens the experience of the site, so avoid going through that.
3- if you want to go to the Monastery via donkey, make sure you arrange the price beforehand. Round trip should be 10 dinars. They charged me 20 and demanded a tip. So I payed 45 for me and my daughter and our tour guide later confirmed we had paid too much. It is a very disappointing feeling to believe they are nice people only to realize they have scammed you, it is not a nice feeling. So my recommendation: visit, enjoy, agree beforehand on service prices but research what you should expect to pay ahead and don’t buy anything you don’t need and don’t believe any of their sob stories, they are lies (confirmed by our tour guide).
Apart from these bad experiences, Petra is absolutely fascinating and a must see.
Written 29 August 2021
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Joy
Amman, Jordan205 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Famous beauty with few tourists. Due to COVID, tourism still hasn’t picked up, but now is the perfect time to visit Petra. You will feel as though you were living with the Nabateans from long ago.
And you can get some picture perfect moments without swarms of tourists on every picture!
Written 12 July 2021
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