Petra World Heritage Site, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra World Heritage Site 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 World Heritage Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The city is no big deal but has good hotels and some restaurants. The Treasury of Petra is essential. The tickets cost around € 70, but it is worth. In addition to the treasure is go up to the monastery. A hike of 1' is 5 to 2 hrs, but you can pay by Donkey-ride.
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  • If you've heard the expression "getting there is half the fun," Petra is the ultimate. Though, perhaps, the trip is not so much fun. However, it is really worth it, and that's an understatement. It is...  more »
  • Petra is not only the more tesoro.es even was what we liked. spectacular the Siq (Gorge of 1.2 kms) and incredible Royal tombs. I recommend 2 things: 1 - exit general to see route to the right a green roof (Byzantine Church), head towards it and back, down left hand between two shops go the way that goes to the Royal Tombs: much more spectacular than the general route. 2 - raise the stone of sacrifice and, once there, for the more adventurous, take the route very little frequented to the theatre... it is amazing what you see. TB you can go to the monastery, and once there go to Little petra (3 hours walking) as they have enabled many parts of stairs) we were in December, but in summer months must be durillo. HORSES ARE INCLUDED IN THE TICKET.
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A gateway to the famous archaeological site of Petra, Wadi Musa boasts a large variety of accommodation options. Lodgings vary from upscale resorts and stylish boutique establishments, to budget-friendly hostels. A number of hotels in Wadi Musa fall into the mid-range pricing category and offer cozy basic rooms, Internet access, and private bathrooms.
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