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Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Ruin
Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra 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 can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I loved the place, we walked there for two days and couldn't get enough. Perfect when you want to walk and feel the ancient wisdom, the atmosphere is one of a kind.  more »
  • If you can make it here during these crazy times - do it. This is my fifth time in Petra and I'd never gotten a clean shot of the treasury until now! Nothing but blue skies, fresh air, and...  more »
  • What an amazing site! Petra was really out of this world. It was unbelievable. No words can describe how amazing is PETRA
  • One of the most beautiful places I have visited. The experience was amazing. The people are kind and eager to help. We spent 3 days in the park and also experience Petra by night. It was time well spent. Jordan is a beautiful place.

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