Petra Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Petra

  • 1. 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 decided to take the back road when...

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  • 2. Wadi Musa Town

    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 believed to struck a rock and hence...

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  • 3. Aaron's Tomb - Jabal Haroun

    Jebel Haroun is on the horizon for most of your time in Petra. Sometimes, usually in the mornings, the sun glints on the little mosque on the top of the mountain. This is supposed to be the tomb of...

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  • 4. Danqur Al Khazneh

    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 the square in front of the Treasury....

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  • 5. Wadi Muthlim

    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 Eagle Shrine, well hidden in a quiet...

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  • 6. Petra By Night

    For details of this ask your guide/hotel/hostel In the evening you walk, by candlelight, into ancient Petra. It's a trek (as you probably found out in the day) but well worth it! After some time you...

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  • 7. Petra Viewpoints

    A km or so out of the town of Wadi Musa on the way to Little Petra, the road sweeps across the top of an open plateau. Below you is a superb view of the valley floor and part of the city of Petra. Up...

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  • 8. Monastery - Al Deir

    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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  • 9. Place of High Sacrifice

    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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  • 10. 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 to see such construction so high and...

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  • 11. Tombs

    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 being in typical local style, and the...

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  • 12. Rock Camp Petra

    Rock Camp Petra is to the north of Wadi Musa, in the Al Beidha landscape and pretty much in the middle of nowhere. You reach the camp by following a dirt track which leads off the main road (don't be...

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  • 13. 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 town. The drive is spectacular with...

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  • 14. Neolithic 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 archelogical site, a fairly recent excavation (by...

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  • 15. Petra Kitchen

    This is basically a cookery school for those wanting to learn how to make Arab dishes. A group of local women in Petra have decided to take the big step outside the homes and work with guests each...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. Local flower!

    Yes, even in Petra you can find some really nice flower. I'm still wondering what this one could be. It looks like a crocus to me. If anyone can provide more...

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  • 25. Electric Rock!

    We had quite an amusing experience whilst walking up to the high Place of Sacrifice.We came across a man sitting behind a rock selling Pepsi, seemingly in the...

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