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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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  • What a "WOW!" From the moment we traveled from the Visitors Center on horseback down to the Siq, leading to the Treasury, everything was beautiful. Unfortunately, we only had a few hours here, and onl...  more »
  • The weather at the end of march was wonderful, each one of us consumed one water bottle and one juice! a miracle because of the wonderful season. The place is safe, many shops sells juice and water, e...  more »
  • We loved our visit to petra it's our third time every time we go we loved it more and more . Many visitors at this time of the year . We recommend the visit for all.  more »