The Great Temple, Petra - Wadi Musa

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  • when you see it, you really wonder, how they would have made such huge structures, so beautifully carved, such nice architecture so many years back and that too with just chisel and hammer !!  more »
  • When we followed the gorge we suddenly arrived at the temple, which looked like a theatre first. Amazing surroundings. Well worth a visit.
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  • It is the remains of a temple from the Nava Thailand bc. If you walk down Column Street, you will see it to the left. It's been 2000 years, and it's been a long time since we've been weathered and eroded, and there's almost no foundation and a big, thick pillar left, but it's easy to predict that it was a terrible structure when you think about it when it was built. The whole picture can be seen from the mountainside opposite.
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  • The Great Temple is the biggest free standing site in the city of Petra. And, this is it's only highlight. It's nothing special compared to the rest of the sites.
  • How many times can you use the word amazing in Petra.
  • There's nothing great about the Great Temple as of today - it's a bunch of broken columns, fallen pillars and worn stone steps around a reconstructed paved stone floor. Once upon a time, this apparently was a grand temple with tall columns, huge painted walls and big statues. There's active archeological work going on here (some parts are cordoned off) and this site may yield big things in future. The views of this place and the colonnaded street from the top of the Treasury Viewpoint trek are amazing.
  • Awesome and historical place.
  • Simply incredible.
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