Little Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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One of Petra's World Heritage Sites, Little Petra stands as a remnant of Nabataean trade and living quarters, nestled deep within the canyon landscape. Carved into sandstone in the 1st century CE, the site was a popular camel stop, trade center, and temporary lodgings for traders traveling along the Silk Road. Enter through the discreet yet majestic entrance, then wind your way through meeting halls, lodgings, and remnants of hand-carved irrigation systems. Revealed to the public in 2010, the "Painted House" dining hall houses some of the best-preserved examples of Hellenistic ceiling frescoes and figurative Nabataean paintings in the world. Take a look at our Petra - Wadi Musa online trip planner to schedule your visit to Little Petra and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • An oddly mini version of going to the real Petra - a narrow entry gorge, with carvings, facades, tombs etc, plus the usual traders/ hawkers. Definitely worth a visit. 
    An oddly mini version of going to the real Petra - a narrow entry gorge, with carvings, facades, tombs etc, plus the usual traders/ hawkers. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • The name tells you everything you want to know. As expected much smaller that it’s big brother and as such you only need a couple of hours to enjoy the full extent. It’s nice after a very busy day at....  more
    The name tells you everything you want to know. As expected much smaller that it’s big brother and as such you only need a couple of hours to enjoy the full extent. It’s nice after a very busy day at....  more »
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  • Incredible, but go there before going to the main Petra park, where you'll find the Treasure and the Monastery, because Little Petra is, well, smaller. But the climb is definitely worth it, it's amazing. You won't be disappointed!
  • Really beautiful site that should be visited before going to Petra to be fully enjoyed without being deluded. It takes around 1 hour to visit it calmly and on the spot there are both souvenir shops and free toilets available.

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