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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  • Unorganized, place. Extremely over priced. Services zero Water one bottle = 3 US $ although entrance ticket 70 US$ for zero service only entrance fees. Locals are not friendly. Local hotels are not...  more »
  • went 3000 year back in time 🤩 The place was better than what I expected the treasury appears out of the blue at the end of the seeq the scene was breath taking  more »
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