Temple of Dushares
Temple of Dushares
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,444 contributions
Nov 2022
The Temple of Dushara is notable in Petra because it is a free-standing structure. The has survived several major earthquakes. The temple is dedicated to Dushara, the main Nabatean god. The temple was built in the first century AD. It's an important religious site, that has survived since ancient times. It's worth a visit.
Written 9 November 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Dec 2019
The most important Temple to Petra was dedicated to Dushara (Qasr al-Bint). Built in the first half of the 1st Century AD, there is a flight of 26 marble steps on the ascent to the Temple. It is unbelievably massive in size, and is located at the end of the Colonnade Street as you approach the trail to the Monastery.
Written 30 November 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,649 contributions
Jan 2020
The Temple of Dushares was an important religious temple dedicated to the main Nabataean god Dushara. It was built around the second half of the 1st century BC. According to a local legend, the Bedouin called it Qasr al-Bint, ‘Castle of the Pharaoh's Daughter’. It’s unique in that it is a free-standing structure that was built, not carved. Despite earthquakes, it's remarkable that most of the ancient temple survived.
Written 3 April 2020
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,554 contributions
Mar 2020
This is the only freestanding building left in Jordan. The reason for this is down to it’s very clever design. On each wall there are three courses of wood in the walls. The wood acts as a damper in times of earthquakes. None of the other freestanding buildings in Petra had this feature and that is why they fell.
Written 5 March 2020
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Jeremy C
Hinckley, UK965 contributions
Oct 2019
1st Century AD temple dedicated to Dushara and the best surviving free-standing building after the great earthquake of 363AD. You cannot enter as it is intrinsically unsafe, but it is easily seen from the Colonnaded Street and worth a stop to view.
Written 13 February 2020
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Steven D
Sun City Center, FL943 contributions
Oct 2019
We could not get close because of time limitations, but if we had more time would have ventured up close. It is at the bottom of the walk and it is very hot and we had to climb back up to the busses.
Written 31 January 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Dec 2019
Temple of Dushares is one of the most interesting "non-Petra" attractions. IMHO, the best way to enjoy it is to look at it as a historical artefact on its own right, not as a part of the Petra complex. The Temple is quite impressive.
Written 21 January 2020
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,611 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Magnificent monument, one of the biggest in Petra, the largest free standing Monument in the compkex. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is totally as it was and unrestored by modern methods.
It's called Qasr Al Bint or the Temple of the Pharaoh's daughter. You cannot gonibside but theres a viewing platform to admire it. As I said it's totally untouched and therefore unsafe for visitors to disturb the site, unsafe for them too as loose stones could easily fall.
It's at the end of the main trail just before the Great Basin. Despite the fact that you can't go inside, it's still utterly mesmerising and well worth a visit.
Written 2 November 2019
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highimpactuk
Welwyn Garden City, UK1,008 contributions
Oct 2019
One of the few sights that was not carved in rocks. It is basically the ruins of an ancient temple. It is now cordoned off as it is not stable. Worth a look.
Written 22 October 2019
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travelgrumpy
Zurich, Switzerland534 contributions
Oct 2019
One not in the rocks cut buildings. Blocked by fences for tourists as it's not safe, but still very well preserved. The temple is located where the donkeys will take you to the monastry if you need a ride
Written 20 October 2019
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