Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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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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  • One of the most famous places on earth. Can be quite a challenge because of the heat or the people, but a unique, breath taking place that makes you think a lot about human history.  more »
  • My fifth time visiting Petra over the years but the first time we had the place to ourselves. We only passed three other tourists throughout the 7 hrs we spent there. The stunning silence and lack of....  more »

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