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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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  • Go to Monastery first, by donkey or walking. Then come back to look around other sites. Have good walking shoes on. ALOT of walking! Stay at Movenpick right outside of entrance. 
  • Of course ... very nice site to see ... if you are coming with Turkish airlines to Jordan, take you ticket with you, and you'll get 15% discount to enter. Be prepared to walk a lot, but it's worth it....  more »
  • Visited as part of a package tour. Petra was one of the reasons we visited Jordon and we were not disappointed. A truly amazing place cur straight into the rock and much bigger than expected. The site...  more »