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Petra Travel Guide

The rock-carved Rose-Red City of Petra is full of mysterious charm, it was "designed to strike wonder into all who entered it". Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO world heritage site and one of The New 7 Wonders.

 

The approach through a kilometer long, cool, and gloom chasm (or Siq) a long narrow gorge whose steeply rising sides all but obliterate the sun, provides a dramatic contrast with the magic to come.

   

 
What you need to know about Petra

It has been said "perhaps there is nothing in the world that resembles it", actually, for sure, there is nothing in the world that resembles it, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.....Why? The art and architecture, Tombs and building style incorporates Assyrian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Roman characteristics....

 
 
What you need to know about Nabateans

With Nabataean rule, Petra became the center for a spice trade that extended from Arabia to Aqaba and Petra, and onward either to Gaza in the northwest, or to the north through Amman to Bostra, Damascus, and finally on to Palmyra and the Syrian Desert. Gaining control over the caravan routes between Arabia and Syria...

 
 
What to See.....Detailed sites information about Petra Park

Petra sites are at their best in early morning and late afternoon, when the sun warms the multicolored stones, you can view the majesty of Petra as it was seen first when Re-discovered in 1812 after being lost by the 16th century for almost 300 years.The ancient infrastructures for more than 1,000 square kilometers...

 
 
More of Petra

Aqaba is the ideal base for exploring and Combining the highlights of Classical Jordan, a multi-center holidays, great starting or finishing point for excursions and getaways to sunny beaches and desert safaris at Wadi rum And the Dead sea at the Jordan Valley...

 
 
What Else

Petra is the treasure of the ancient world, hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains, boasting incomparable scenes that make it the most majestic and imposing ancient site still-standing nowadays. An extra ordinary sunset, with Petra by Night stories and night activities...

 
 
   

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