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Al-Beidha - Little Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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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. Put Al-Beidha - Little Petra on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Petra - Wadi Musa vacation route planner.
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  • A fantastic place to visit. Worth getting a guide to learn about Little Petra. I hope to go back and do the walk from Little Petra to the Monastery at Petra with my husband. 
  • A very interesting place. It gives you a preview on what to expect at Petra itself. The local Bedouin are very friendly although trying to make you buy something all the time. Unfortunately, when we w...  more »
  • I recommend a visit in the afternoon with the fall Sun and before Petra, to begin in the Nabatean culture. Little Petra was the place of residence from the century VIII BC of the Nabataean people and Petra the burial place. Walking among the ruins not be if by his silence or colour change of their stones by effect of the Sun on the red felt something that floats in the air but that he could not see
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