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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 nice and important site not far from Petra. Small and concentrated - very impressive and interesting 
  • As the name suggests it's a much smaller site than Petra but it's worth a look! It's a very different feel from Petra but quite charming. Caves carved in to the rock, some of which seem to have been u...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed Little Petra. You will see mosaics if you're adventurous enough to climb several treacherous steps and walk through a mini Siq. Not crowded like Petra and almost cozy in its lack of...  more »