Petra - Wadi Musa Landmarks

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Petra - Wadi Musa Landmarks

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  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates243 contributions
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    From Little Petra, this is where the journey should begin. The Monastery has a lot of underrated viewpoints unlike The Treasury where they closed some of the hiking trails in order to avoid a lot of tourists.

    It is recommended to take a photo on the pea shaped rock and there are some higher spots to visit to just be careful going up and down as it was surrounded by stones and rocks around.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • JORGE A A
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    The treasury is just one of the jewels that Petra is having, magnificent structure surrounded by big rock canyon that makes more impressive the way to get there, worth every meter walked.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Annies_Mum
    Northampton, UK45 contributions
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    Visited as a part of a group tour with a fantastic guide. Sadly tourism is down in Jordan currently due to the conflict in Israel - however I felt entirely safe throughout my stay. As a result this is actually a great time to visit as the tourists numbers are down giving an opportunity to see and experience this bucket list place in relative peace. What surpised me most was the size - our guide said it would take three days to fully explore and I think we covered about 8 miles with the parts we visited. Do go with a guide who can share the history - just learning and seeing how the Nabataeans put in place systems to capture and distribute water was fascinating. You will need a hat and a good pair of shoes - but this really is a great time to visit to see Petra at its best.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Codiak!
    Abbotsford, Canada10,889 contributions
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    The otherworldly rock formations are amazing to walk through. This is not a short walk though so be prepared. The rock formations are photo worthy.
    Written 25 December 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,379 contributions
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    The Theater is carved into the mountain at the foot of the High Place of Sacrifice. The Theatre was rebuilt by the Romans. It is the only theatre in the world that is built into the living rock The High Place of Sacrifice is place of worship on the mountain plateau. You can climb to the rock and be rewarded to an expansive view of the ancient city of Petra below. The High Place of Sacrifice was used for significant religious ceremonies.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • Knockknockxx
    Lasne, Belgium156 contributions
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    Even after an exhausting hike of the Wadi Ghuweir Trail, it wasn't very difficult to get all our energy together for this little gem. An excellent appetizer for the real thing the day after. A nice local guide.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • S Cherrington
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    We booked onto a class at Petra Kitchen that immediately followed our day at Petra. Petra Kitchen is situated a five minute walk from the visitor centre and was very easy to find. We were treated to some lemon juice upon arrival and were surprised to find that it was only the two of us booked onto our session. We were impressed that despite a small turn out, the class still ran. We are thankful that it did, as the food we cooked under the supervision of head-chef Reda was the best we ate in Jordan!

    The meal consisted of Soup (Lentil), Cold Mezza (Baba ghanoush, Fattoush, Tahini salad), Hot Mezza (Qalayet bandoura) and a main course of Maqluba. Reda was personable and knew his stuff, we were given regular tips on ways to effectively prepare the ingredients and improve our cooking techniques.

    Once we had cooked and eaten, we were treated to tea and dessert and provided with printouts of all the recipes that we had cooked during the session. We had a fantastic time and easily recommend to anyone who enjoys food! A highlight of our holiday!
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,379 contributions
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    The Royal Tombs is the name given to the resting place of Nabatean Royalty. The four tombs face the main path of the center of the city of Petra. Some of the tombs are quite grandiose. The tombs are remarkable for the swirls of color in the living rock. The tombs are certainly worth exploring, if only to compare the Nabatean and classical architectural styles.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • Teresa C
    Metro Manila, Philippines1,564 contributions
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    Positively amazing walking the streets from centuries ago and marvelling at the creations of cave dwellings.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,379 contributions
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    This Byzantine Church, which is largely intact, has stunning mosaics that are well preserved, on both sides of the aisle. Many of the building materials have been recycled from earlier monuments from Petra. The church was a significant place of worship in Petra. Around the end of the 5th century, the church was badly damaged by an earthquake, possibly followed by a fire. However, the church is remarkably well preserved with the mosaics and other features well worth inspection.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,379 contributions
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    The Great Temple is a collection of buildings, constructed by the Nabateans towards the end of the first century BC. The Temple has a number of sacred enclosures. The construction of the Temple indicates that the Nabateans combined their native stone working skills with classical influences. The Temple is 18 meters tall (60 feet). It must have been an impressive sight at the height of the Nabatean Empire.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
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    The first interesting thing you see in the archaeological site. It is located about 1.7 km from the Visitors center. Not very well preserved, unfortunately...
    Written 20 April 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,379 contributions
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    The Silk Tomb is notable for the swirling colors of rock that make up the facade. The different colors are remarkable. The Silk Tomb is one of the most spectacular sights in Petra.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy12,726 contributions
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    The traveler immediately perceives that this exceptional tomb, although less famous, has an grandeur comparable to that of the "big two" in Petra, the "Treasury" and the "Monastery". And his feeling isn't fallacious, for this tomb too was certainly intended for a Nabataean king; although we don't know for sure which one.
    Supported underneath by a mighty double arch, called by the locals "the prison" (but we don't know if it was ever actually used as such), a large courtyard extends in front of the monumental tomb, bordered to the east by the multi-storey façade, and to the north and south by two porches. The whole thing is truly majestic.
    The interior is distinguished by the presence of large niches, one of which, at the back, looks like a real apse. They are eloquent testimony to the fact that this tomb was used in late antiquity as a church, indeed as "the" church of Petra, the main one.
    Overall, therefore, this tomb - also due to its easy accessibility - is among the sights in Petra absolutely not to be missed.
    Written 23 March 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,546 contributions
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    Another noticable ancient Temple building in Petra! It is not carved on the wall, but a free standing ancient building. I could see it from the distance as I walked from the Monastery to the Treasury. Took several pictures here as I got closer to it.
    Written 4 November 2023
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