Favorite thing: No site in Jordan captures the visitor's imagination and takes his breath away as dramatically as Petra. The amount of labour involved in carving the magnificent structures in the colourful soft rock boggles the mind.
- Adventure Travel
Favorite thing: When visiting Petra, you have to see the Treasury or "Al Keznah" in arab.
Its almost impossible to miss this famous site in Petra, as its just on the end of the "Siq", a small canyon which builds the entrance to the Petra site.
The Keznah is a ancient, nabatean tomb. His exterior looks beautiful. The entirior is only a rectangular room, without any ornaments.
Fondest memory: Climb up the rocks opposite of the Keznah to have a nice view of the monument from above!
Sunset at Wadi Musa
Favorite thing: I stayed two nights at Wadi Musa. This town offered me this sunset as well as the call to prayer that came from the nearby mosques.
Favorite thing: Wadi Musa is the closest town to Petra. Travelers usually book accommodation here when they visit the Nabataean city. There are many hotels and restaurants.
Just a bit further
Favorite thing: Once you have walked all the way to the Monastery & if you still have the energy a few minutes further walking up the rocks will take you to some fantastic views.
Fondest memory: Near the Monastery are some of the best views anywhere. What a sense of peace "for I have seen the promised land."
The View from the High Place of Sacrifice
Fondest memory: Looking down on the Street of Facades from the High Place of Sacrifice was just amazing. What was really funny is that a Bedouin couple was using the acoustics to talk to each other between cliffs.
Favorite thing: Even though Petra is very save and people everywhere, it can be quite adventerous to explore the stony environment. Deep and narrow gorges and some steep pathes lead into the red mountains of Petra.
- Historical Travel
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking
THE OUTER SIQ
Favorite thing: An opening in the red and pink stone mountainside to the right of the Treasury leads to the theatre and the city centre.
Favorite thing: On each side of the dirt path, brilliantly coloured rock rises toward the sky. The closer you get to the Treasury, the more vivid the shades of red, orange and pink seem to become.
Favorite thing: The passage into Petra begins with a walk or a ride through the narrow passageway of more than one kilometre in length.
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