The Royal Tombs
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,729 contributions
Nov 2022
The Royal Tombs were one of our favorite parts of our visit to Petra. There's a short path to climb up to get near them, and then you can appreciate them up close as well as take the time to go inside. We liked how close they were together so we could compare them and their styles. It took us about half an hour to climb up and explore the area, and take lots of pictures. We also enjoyed the views looking out from the Tombs area back down over the rest of Petra.
Written 24 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia11,677 contributions
Nov 2022
The Royal Tombs are monolithic, typical of Petra. The climb is not excessive, it's worth the trip. The Royal Tombs are decorated with stone carvings, whether the Royal Tombs were actually tombs and for whom is a matter of conjecture.
Written 8 November 2022
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands779 contributions
Oct 2022
Better to visit in the morning, when the sun is on the other side of the valley and the temperature is ok. There is a little climbing to do to reach the tombs but really nothing special. The tombs, as everything in Petra, as huge and fantastic from outside while inside there is pretty nothing to see.
Written 26 October 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY900 contributions
Sep 2022
Plenty of tombs on the right when you walk past the Treasury and the colonnade street. Ensure you go in at least a few of them as they have some unique carvings and such on the entry facades and inside as well.
Written 8 October 2022
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nantona
Kazanlak, Bulgaria975 contributions
Apr 2022
I admire the royal tombs in Petra - carved huge buildings in the rocks, resistant to weather and wind. The beauty of the stone is even better seen inside the royal tomb. Surprising is the perfect acoustics inside.
Written 5 June 2022
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F A
11 contributions
May 2022
A site full of majesty which is deserved a little because it is necessary to climb a steep slope... But, very early in the morning, having tea with the friendly Bedouins, well versed in tourist attractions, mastering 4 or 5 languages including slang, listening to their stories and sales arguments so charming and skilful that we let ourselves be fooled with a smile!
Written 30 May 2022
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada160 contributions
May 2022
Impressive from the outside, don’t miss out on the chance to explore the interiors. Surprises in store
Written 24 May 2022
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,073 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The Royal Tombs of Petra had two layers of vaults and is thought to be the tomb of the Nabatean king, to reach them you have to climb a stairway Malchus II. It was converted into a church by the Byzantines.
Written 15 March 2022
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Soraya0513
Budapest, Hungary880 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Another huge and amazing place inside Petra. I would not miss it in your place. The rocks are very colourful. Take your time here, enjoy the atmosphere. Sit down and enjoy the moment here. You might even get some travel companion like a cute donkey or dog.
Written 3 March 2022
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Jakub K
Prague, Czech Republic80 contributions
Dec 2021
The Royal Tombs are really impressive, but don't bother to go past Sextius Florentinus Tomb.

We went all the way up (a lot of stairs) hoping to get nice elevated view on The Treasury but were very disappointed. End of the path is blocked by a shack and you are forced to stay, get a drink (and pay for it) or to leave and see nothing.
Written 10 December 2021
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