Monastery (Al Dayr)

Monastery (Al Dayr), Petra - Wadi Musa

Monastery (Al Dayr)
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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TravelingFool88005
Las Cruces, NM1,182 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is a hike for the morning, less people and more enjoyable temperatures in the summer. We walked it. It looked sketchy to ride a donkey. When you get to the monastery, turn your back to it, look to the left and follow the signs to the view. It is a great photo opportunity. Purchase a cold beverage for 1 jod.
Written 23 June 2022
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annewa2017
Sunny Isles Beach, FL119 contributions
May 2022
You have to climb for almost two hours but it is worth it. It is not as crowded as the Treasury because of the climb so you can see more without the people.
Written 16 June 2022
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Kim J
California25 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
While the Treasury is the “face” of Petra - the beautiful walk through The Siq and the stunning “reveal” - the Monastary (Al Dier) is equally amazing. Huge, intact, dramatic, and stunning engineering, the Monastary is not to be missed. The long climb from the end of the basic tour road ( we heard 950 steps but how are they counted?!) was difficult but doable by 59 year old me. 45 min with a few stops. Phew! We heard from our host that one could be dropped at the sight and could only walk down - ask a local tour guide. Walk down still impact the knees. Recommended.
Written 13 March 2022
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Soraya0513
Budapest, Hungary876 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Wonderful human creature. Especially when you first look at it coming from back entrence. You reach the top and seeing this just amazes you.
Written 3 March 2022
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Jill
2 contributions
Feb 2022
First class venue, first class coffee, first class service. Thank you - we will return next visit to Petra.
Written 1 March 2022
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tereztravels
Canada185 contributions
Nov 2021
Every time we visit the monastery, we've taken the time to get a drink and spend at least 1-2 hours just relaxing, climbing around some of the rocks (you can get up a bit for a better view and photo from higher up) and just taking it all in.
Written 3 January 2022
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Alison Gauthier
21 contributions
Dec 2021
It takes a couple of hours of dedicated walking to get from the Treasury to here but the walk is well-worth it. Please don't ride the camels or donkeys; use your two feet and take breaks as you need it!
Written 2 January 2022
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Mireille H
Fjenneslev, Denmark117 contributions
Nov 2021
Yes, the site of Petra is magnificent, but don't cheat yourself, The Treasury is not the all. Take some of the trails
We went for the Monastery : Al Dayr. The trail is hard, ( especially for an old lady, I am 78 )... Several kilometers and 900 steps. The reward enormous. Al Dayr is very well preserved, the sight beautiful and on the way much to see and enjoy ! The Royal Tombs, the Byzantine Church ......and more.
Written 23 December 2021
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Belfasttravelguy
Belfast, UK1,643 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
It was worth the walk and length of time it took to get up to the monastery and you definitely need a certain level of fitness, particularly having walked all the way from the entrance. I would agree with other reviewers that the people selling tourist gifts along the way can be very aggressive and relentless! Especially on the way back down. I was grabbed by a woman called Rosa who insisted I had made a promise on the way up to buy something and she got very angry when I was only prepared to buy a key ring at 3 JD. One or two of them were nice enough.
Written 7 November 2021
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mb2018
Berlin, Germany54 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Ad Deir is of course truly spectacular. It took us roughly 45 minutes from the bottom / 2 hours from the Petra visitors center. ( the donkey handlers will tell you it’s 2 hours from the bottom, though ) We hiked all the way up which is doable if you are moderately fit. The vista and the monastry are stunning - I only gave 3 /5 because the constant sales pitches on the way up … and down ( I have been waiting for you….) really destroyed it a bit , well destroyed the athmosphere a lot , actually ) Why don’t the authorities create a few dedicated places where people can offer their goods and leave the rest alone. I would be willing to pay much more in admission fees ( and support the local community/ school or whatever …) just for the chance to experience Petra without being constantly harassed .
Written 27 September 2021
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