Petra Tour in Jordan Tourist Destinations

The ancient city of Petra was built from 800 BC and 100 AD by the Arabs Nabeta. At this time Petra was a fortress, carved into the steep rocks in an area that was virtually inaccessible. In the first century and second, after the Romans took over, the city reached the peak of his fame.

When the caravan routes were slowly displaced by shipping, the city's importance gradually declined, but fell into disuse and was lost in the world until 1812, when it was rediscovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Nowadays Petra is Jordan's number one tourist attraction, known as the "rose red city half as old as time."

The entrance to Petra through the Siq leads to a ravine about 2 miles long. At some points the road is 5 meters wide, with walls of 200 meters.

At the end of the spectacular view of the Khazneh expect, if at least the view is not blocked by the tourist to take pictures.

The Khazneh (Treasury) acted in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. We practice the right way to go: when motion duck webs, do not step to 'J' of the letter, because in Greek the name of God begins with an "I" and the last step in the blue (must be a secret bridge). Needless to say, the actual interior is a bit disappointing.

If you stand with your back to the Khazneh, you can see the entrance of the Siq sell postcards and souvenirs, bottles of sand, "keffiyehs, soft drinks (no matter what flavor of Pepsi always called), jewelry and more.

But ... if you walk a little quieter until it becomes at some point you realize you're alone.

Petra has an area of ​​100 square kilometers, where more than 800 monuments can be found.

Conclusion: A one-day visit is not enough. Best plan of 2 or 3 days.

The largest of the temples of Petra is ed Deir, the Monastery. Measures 60 by 45 meters. This enormous size is evident when comparing the size of the door with people standing on it.

You can also see two men at the top of it



 
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