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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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  • It is a must-see. The grandeur of the Siq, the atmosphere, the Majesty of the Canyon and of course "treasure", with its Bedouins and camels is something special and magical. You can't miss the monastery, although it costs us 840 stair climbing "assumptions". I recommend going in the winter. If you visit all Petra, the monastery, the Treasury, the Royal Tombs, the tomb of the Pharaoh's daughter, mosaic, and some other things, do some 15 kilometers and you will not even realize. You'll want more.
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  • Petra is a place worth going really.Wonderful rocks all around,Petra by night walking , was amazing. 
  • Petra was beautiful and gorgeous. Going in and taking a carriage ride into the entrance somehow diminished the awesomeness of the scene a bit because I had to deal with the pains of having been joggle...  more »