Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Ruin
Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra serves as a representative example of ancient rock-cut architecture and water collection techniques. Visitors know the fortress and important post on Middle Eastern trade routes for its reddish color. Approach the ancient site by hiking an easy 1 km (0.6 mi) path through steep rock cliffs. Upon arrival, you'll find hundreds of surviving tombs carved in relief out of the rock, as well as a Roman-style amphitheater, a Nabataean monastery, and an intricately detailed treasury. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat to protect your head from the sun, and carry plenty of drinking water. Using our world travel planner, Petra - Wadi Musa attractions like Petra can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • went 3000 year back in time 🤩 The place was better than what I expected the treasury appears out of the blue at the end of the seeq the scene was breath taking  more »
  • Not well maintained, not fully discovered, but still, it is one of the world’s seven wonders I am sad to say that this amazing treasure, is still until now not fully discovered, and unfortunately...  more »
  • It was a full day trip for me and my friends. Petra was busy but not overcrowded. We were amazed by the beauty of this ancient place and the special spirit it has. Thinking of its history makes you...  more »

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