Little Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • I love descending into the village of Al-Beidha and seeing the rock formations in the background. Once I arrived at Little Petra, I was greeted by Sami, who was our guide and host. We walked slowly...  more »
  • Must visit before visiting the large Petra site. Little Petra offers fine examples of Nabataean life and buildings.  more »

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