Historic Sites in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites in Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa Historic Sites

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  • Clw
    Santa Monica, CA15 contributions
    The Petra archaeological site is one of the world's most impressive places. It is best seen either after studying its history and what to see. The more common choice is to hire a guide or take a tour. Depending on your interests one day or more are required to see it all. If you are not well travelled, you will not fail to be impressed. If you have seen many of the other legendary sites such as Machu Picchu, Tikal, Egypt, and Angkor Wat you may be less impressed but still impressed. It a place worth seeing.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • Clw
    Santa Monica, CA15 contributions
    This is as impressive a site as its cracked up to be. It is unfortunate it is so crowded in front with tourists, touts, camels and other distractions.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • treetrippers
    Fredericton, Canada515 contributions
    Great area, free entry. Much much easier walking than Petra. Smaller area but still lots to see. Remarkable that this is all stone.
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,714 contributions
    The High Place of Sacrifice gives a wonderful outlook over Petra. The hike is not strenuous if you are of average fitness, but best avoided if you have trouble with your legs. If you make an early start, you will avoid the hottest part of the day. If you make the climb in the late afternoon; you will get a beautiful view of the sun setting over Petra.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,730 contributions
    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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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,730 contributions
    This tomb is named for the obelisks that appear carved above it - definitely something unique when visiting Petra, since the other tombs look fairly different. You'll pass it near the entrance to the Siq, in the wider open pathway that leads from the entry gate. In another location it would be a marvel, but it's only one of many carved tombs in Petra. We stopped for a couple minutes to take pictures, but you can't go inside, so there wasn't need to spend any longer seeing it.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,730 contributions
    The Great Temple no longer has any sort of roof, but it's a large and impressive structure. We spent about 20 minutes climbing up to the top level, taking pictures, and generally exploring and admiring the views. Most of it is in ruins, but there are still intact archways and other portions that give you a small picture of what it must have looked like originally. We were glad that we took the time to walk into the Great Temple and explore.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,714 contributions
    Rome was the dominant imperial power and ruled for centuries. The Roan governor, Sextius Florentinus, expressed a wish to be buried here. His tomb is quite different to the Nabatean tombs, it has a variety of shades and colors. By the way, Petra only exists because sandstone is easy to work.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,730 contributions
    The Urn Tomb is one of the larger ones we explored in Petra, and the colors inside of it were beautiful. We especially liked the ceiling. This tomb took a little bit of climbing to get up to (even higher than the other Royal Tombs), but it was worth it to explore inside and also to see the amazing views back out over Petra from the tomb and its courtyard. There were also a lot of vendors selling souvenirs in the courtyard
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,730 contributions
    The Silk Tomb is part of a series of royal tombs inside Petra. It is one of the more beautiful ones, with many alternating bands of color on its facade. We walked up the trail to get closer to and able to enter the various Royal Tombs, which gave us a better view of all the different colors. It's definitely worth walking by these to appreciate them up close.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,714 contributions
    The Temenos Gateway dates from the 2nd century AD, in the Roman era. The Temenos Gateway is impressive feature of Petra, it is a place of worship for Deshares, the principal Nabatean god. The temple is well worth a look if you are in the area.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,714 contributions
    This expedition can be recommended if you want to get off the beaten track or go beyond the usual trail of the Siq and the Treasury. Having a guide is very convenient. As for going off on your own, it's a good way to get lost, the country looks very much the same. When you pay money for a guide, remember you are supporting the local Bedouin, who have to eat, too.
    Written 4 December 2022
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