Beyond the amphitheatre, a sudden run on all things touristy (including a major 'camel park') opens out onto a wide wide vista. To the right in the next set of serious facades - the Royal Tombs. A whole series of differing tombs carved into the cliff face in a seried rank.
By far the least impressive from a carved perspective is the Silk Tomb, so named after the extraordinary coloured strata running through the rock. It may not be so ornate as its neighbours, but the colours are beautiful.
One of the most amazing things about a trip to Petra is the color of the stones. They range from blue to purple to orange and make the surrounding area different than any other place you probably have ever seen. The Silk tomb is classic example of the beautiful colors and other than the great carvings the colors are fantastic.
The Urn Tomb may be the most famous, most visited and largest of the Royal Tombs, but the Silk Tomb is far and away the most attractive. Not for any architectural reason - it's relatively plain in comparison to some - but for the natural colour scheme of the rock.
It's decorated with an almost marble like rainbow of delicate shades of pink, orange, blue and grey, and the colours change throughout the day. Sure beats any paint job I can think of, and lasts a lot longer too!
You will find it before climbing to Urn Tomb. You will notice it cause her beautiful fachada, the colours of the rock are just beautiful ... Very eroded, but with visible columns. Pinks, blues, yelows ... all the colours are very evident here.
When we went there ... I didn't new it was a important tomb, before it was a bedouin family with their donkeys and their little shop ...
To the left of the Urn Tomb is the much smaller Silk Tomb. This name is derived from the rich colours of the sandstone from which it is carved. It is a beautiful tomb to look at.
This tomb has its name because of the very erosionated facade with different coloured grains (blue, white, red and yellow). The four columns at the facade are very erosionated too.
The Silk Tomb is so named because of the rich color of the sandstone. It is one of the most dramatically coloured tombs in Petra.
This tomb has got wonderful colours but the facade it's very ruined due the earthquake and water erosion.