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. To visit Petra World Heritage Site on your holiday in Petra - Wadi Musa, and find out what else Petra - Wadi Musa has to offer, use our Petra - Wadi Musa vacation generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    First-if you are traveling from the US, pre-purchase a Jordan Pass on line, this will cover your visa fee, and give you two day admission to Petra, and several other key sites in Jordan. Ok, now that ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Petra must not hesitate to join the local population. The Bedouins are wonderful people who will make you discover the city as any book can do many small shops within the city held by the Bedouins who are their sources of income. Don't miss the sunset on the desert must arrive at the monastery and climb even higher but the effort really worth worth lights the evening magic moment
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  • August 18, 2017
    There are many people at the site who are selling donkey, horse, and camel rides for a few Jordanian dinars. I was horrified to see the conditions in which they were keeping the animals. They had open...  more »

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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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