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Petra By Night, Petra - Wadi Musa

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A unique way to see the historic, rock-cut buildings and tombs, Petra By Night brings visitors up close to this 4th century BCE trading city. Plan ahead to attend a tour of the ruins, which begins with a walk through the Siq, a crevice between tall walls of rock that creates a natural tunnel for human passage. Lit by over 1,500 candles, the pathway and illuminated buildings at its end glow orange. Performers play Bedouin music and visitors each receive a cup of tea during the concert. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes to prepare for the short desert hike. Tours occur only at specific times and are limited, so plan ahead. Arrange to visit Petra By Night and other attractions in Petra - Wadi Musa using our Petra - Wadi Musa holiday planner.
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  • We did it by the book, we were in Petra by night before the visit by day and was really magical. We arrived early and were some of the first to enter, so we walk among the candles, with the starry sky, contemplating. It's indescribable to see for the first time the treasure lit by candles. When we arrived we sat on a mat and served us hot tea. The weather is incredible and we were in a State of grace. After the Bedouin play flute and another instrument and the treasure is still lit and is just starting to that picture and wonder what awaits the next day. Enjoy the moment in peace and thanks. Notes we found some people who were in the day before and were upset. Don't take flashlight or spotlight, it breaks the mood.
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  • The attraction of Petra by night is the candles that are layed on the entire way to the treasury, that is the 1.5 km long Siq. Once you reach the treasury, another 100s of candles are lit and it's jus...  more »
  • Concept milked dry. It consists of a walk by candle light through the Sik to theTreasury where hundreds of people are seated on the ground amid more candles to listen to a flute player, a singer and g...  more »