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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Very nice ancient city, will take you at least half of a day. You should be there as early as possible, since it will get too hit during the day and a lot of people. Guys who are working there aren't ... more »
Para quem adora caminhar é maravilhoso explorar o sítio arqueológico, uma cidade interessantíssima. Nós fomos no verão e caminhamos em 2 dias , mais de 20 km em terreno irregular com subidas, descidas... more »For those who love to walk it is wonderful to explore the archaeological site, an interesting city. We went in the summer and walked in 2 days, over 20 km on uneven terrain with uphill, downhill and at certain times steep staircases. You must be prepared and with plenty of water. Inside there are several mini bars. There are wagons, camels and little holes to rent, but it's too bad, the bugs are badly treated. It is best to stay in Petra with good weather to explore the region.
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