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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  • Yes it is a must see and magnificent but comes at a hefty price of 50 JD if you pay on-site, was glad we had bough Jordan pass in advance (research it - well worth!). Probably the most expensive attra...  more »
  • What a fabulous experience at this amazing historic site! This site is on par with Macchu Piccu! Go early or in the afternoon and be ready to walk a lot. I loved wandering and taking photos of this am...  more »
  • We did the 'full pack' in reverse. The day we arrived in the afternoon we went to see the small PEAR, wonderful, and much quieter than her 'older sister'. That night we decided to take Petra by Night. and the next day to discover the city of Petra. I think that we made a good choice. From 08.30 until 16.30 we were kicking the city. We climbed the path to Al - Khubtha trail to see and enjoy the treasure from the top, and although exhausting... highly recommended! Then continue along the center of the city and went to Ad-deir, the wonderful monastery which is at the end of the tour. This second walk was tough, but you have the option of several mules that take you up to a high area and save yourself the exhaustion (they ask for 12JD and you can get it by 5JD) from the monastery until the arrival to the return visitor centre takes about two hours to r ITMO quiet, enjoying the city with increasingly less visitors. Great day!
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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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