Petra Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Petra

  • 1. Place of High Sacrafice

    Very much worth the hike. We climbed up the "winding staircase" on a rainy/cloudy day and had this site at the top of the valley to our selves for nearly an hour. Amazing view! Check out the locals...

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  • 2. monastery

    I mean it, it is 1,000 steps - not a bad idea to mount a mule for this climb as it is long and tiring. You get the feeling along the way that you are on a pilgrimmage of some sort as the people going...

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  • 3. Ain Musa (Moses Well)

    Wadi Musa, the town where the Petra National Monument is located is named after Moses, the famous Biblical Figure who had made a stop here in Wadi Musa and is...

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  • 4. Royal Tombs: Corinthian Tomb

    Another one of the Royal Tombs, the Corinthian (which in not in a great shape, unfortunately) is a blend of the Nabataean and Hellenic, with the lower level...

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  • 5. The Unfinished Tomb

    This tomb, close to Qasr al-Bint, is interesting not as much because of its architecture, but because of the very fact that it's unfinished – it shows you the...

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  • 6. Royal Tombs: Silk Tomb

    One of the Royal Tombs, the Silk Tomb – not far from the Theatre - is most famous of the swirls of colour in the rock, with white, pink, yellow and red all over...

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  • 7. Films and Video

    Petra have been the location for many movies, most famous is in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie. However, one of my favourite music clips is the...

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  • 8. Little Petra

    About half an hour away by car is what I was told was worth seeing was also 'Little Petra'. It was not on my map and I didnt really know where it was but I had...

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  • 9. King’s Way Rest House and Bazaar

    While travelling along the King’s Highway you’ll be able to make a stop in King’s Way Rest House and Bazaar. Nothing particular, but wonderful landscapes,...

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  • 10. King’s Highway

    King’s Highway is a most ancient route in Jordan. The King's Highway winds its way from Amman to Aqaba via Petra. First mentioned by name in the Bible, the...

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  • 11. Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum is another well-known tourist attraction on the south of Jordan. It is also known as the Valley of the Moon. It is a valley cut into the sandstone and...

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  • 12. Wadi Musa

    Wadi Musa is the name of a town which is the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra and hosts many hotels and restaurants for tourists visiting this...

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  • 13. Danqur al Khazneh - an alternative to the Siq

    An alternative Petra entrance to the Siq is via the Danqur al Khazneh steps, which approach the ruins from the south via Jebel al-Jilf and lead directly into...

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  • 14. Hidden Petra: view of Treasury from top of the Siq

    A little known but spectacular viewing area of the Treasury is from a narrow, precarious plateau high above the Siq on Jebel al-Jilf. The Treasury is Petra's...

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  • 15. Eagle Shrine

    Just before you enter the Siq, there is a path leading off to the north and into Petra via the Wadi al Mudhlim. A slight detour from this path takes you to the...

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  • 16. Wadi al Mudhlim - an alternative to the Siq

    The Siq is the best-known and most spectacular entrance to Petra, and is used by the majority of visitors to the ruins. However, there are a number of...

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  • 17. Petra by Candlelight

    For details of this ask your guide/hotel/hostelIn the evening you walk, by candlelight, into ancient Petra. It's a trek (as you probably found out in the day)...

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  • 18. colours in the rocks

    I had no idea - I was amazed actually - that not only was it the Treasury and all the other carved out of rock with all the decorations and trimmings...

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  • 19. Nabatean art at Little Petra - I found it!!

    I found a sign that showed me to apparently the only surviving art from amongst the residences of the Nabateans around Petra - to me this was highly exciting!...

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  • 20. Umm Al-Biyara

    On the top of Umm Al-Biyara, towards the edge facing the Royal Tombs there are two ancient wells surrounded by channels to collect water. It is very interesting...

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  • 21. Stay late in Petra and enjoy it without the crowds

    Most of the people leave Petra around 5:00 pm either because they are tired or because they think the place closes. Although selling of tickets stops around...

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  • 22. Stone age village

    Our guide, Mohammed - give him a ring, when you need a good guide: 0795121808, give him the regards of mr. Lelie - , was kind enough to take us to an...

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  • 23. Petra by night

    Three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays & thursdays one can experience Petra at night by the light of 1800 candles. A walk through the Siq to the Khazneh...

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  • 24. Petra By Night

    for a mere 12 JD, as if the charge to get into Petra is not enough, you can do the Petra By Night tour. With candles lit the entire way, the tour goes from the...

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  • 25. Scenic Drive to Taybeh

    In the opposite direction to Little Petra is the village of Taybet (approximately 10-12 kms). Drive past some of the modern hotel monstrosities and head out of...

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