Al-Beidha - Little Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

One of Petra's World Heritage Sites, Al-Beidha - Little Petra stands as a remnant of Nabataean trade and living quarters, nestled deep within the canyon landscape. Carved into sandstone in the 1st century CE, the site was a popular camel stop, trade center, and temporary lodgings for traders traveling along the Silk Road. Enter through the discreet yet majestic entrance, then wind your way through meeting halls, lodgings, and remnants of hand-carved irrigation systems. Revealed to the public in 2010, the "Painted House" dining hall houses some of the best-preserved examples of Hellenistic ceiling frescoes and figurative Nabataean paintings in the world. Take a look at our Petra - Wadi Musa online trip planner to schedule your visit to Al-Beidha - Little Petra and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I visited it before seeing Petra and should be done this way. It is beautiful in itself but much smaller than Petra.  more »
  • My wife and I visited the day after going to Petra. Although, as the name suggests, this is not on anything like the same scale it is, nevertheless wonderful and because it is not as popular very few ...  more »
  • Visit shorter but equally intense and evocative of the big Petra. Curious stairways carved into the narrow rock walls, probably to escape unforeseen enemy attacks.
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A gateway to the famous archaeological site of Petra, Wadi Musa boasts a large variety of accommodation options. Lodgings vary from upscale resorts and stylish boutique establishments, to budget-friendly hostels. A number of hotels in Wadi Musa fall into the mid-range pricing category and offer cozy basic rooms, Internet access, and private bathrooms.
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