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.
Absolutely stunning. Very little people due to COVID which made for an unique opportunity to enjoy the wonder without the crowd more »
A must do when in Petra August is the hottest month in Jordan so please go early. I think gates open at 6am and it takes about 5 hours there and back. Second day you can visit some other sites. Was..... 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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