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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  • This is a trip which must be on everyone's bucket list. Need to be reasonably fit to walk the entire site but you will be rewarded with amazing sights and ancient history of the Nabataeans who lived h...  more »
  • There is no words to describe it! We just loved it and could spend days there. You just keep walking and discovering and you want more. We only spent 1 day there, which is definitely too short.  more »
  • From → cloudy → weather thunderstorm → → a little cloudy weather is sunset in the Petra enjoyed my time. So when it rained, was exactly as the Bedouin from the shelter from letting all timing of going down the mountain until I became alone fun experience. So I think either way is different from the day before, rain, even in the main street was swept away stone of change is comfortable to walk. Temperature drops considerably when it's raining, because weather in sunny non-something to drape bag into, it is strongly recommended. I comes to UNIQLO down and Kappa rather thin fabrics had been useful.
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