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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  • A great appetizer before going to Petra. We visited the day before to go to Petra, a walk in a unique site for history and breathtaking scenery. If you have time Board of get lost among the many stairs carved on the rock in search of the most exciting picture.
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  • Little Petra is a treasure that very few people know about. Must visit it prior to Petra. It leaves no one indifferent, there are no crowds. A beautiful place full of history.
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  • Advised by friends, we visited the Little Petra the day after Petra. It is much much smaller, but well worth the visit. You see a Treasury, dwellings, huge water cisterns, canyons, steps carved in the...  more »
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