Petra Things to Do

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  • 1. The Treasury - Al Khazneh

    5 out of 5 stars

    The first grand monument of Petra you see as you enter the city is the Al Khazneh (the Treasury). It's an incredibly sight as the view of it opens up exiting the last few meters of the Siq. Almost...

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  • 2. Siq

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is the ancent main entrance to Petra. An impressive 1200 meters long gorge of stunning beauty. Along the siq there are peakes up to 80 meters high. Walking through the Siq you get to see bizarre...

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  • 3. Monastery

    5 out of 5 stars

    Continuing from the Royal Tombs through the Collanaded Street to Qasr al-Bint al-Faroun (Castle of the Pharoah's Daughter, the only free standing structure in Petra) and then a further one half hour...

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  • 4. Theater

    The Theatre was carved into the side of the mountain at the foot of the High Place of Sacrifice during the reign of King Aretas IV (9BC-40AD). It consists of three rows of seats separated by...

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  • 5. Street of Facades

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Siq and the Al Khazneh (treasury buidling) which lies after the exit of the Siq, maybe the most popular locations in Petra, but the Treasury Building is actually just the start of the trek into...

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  • 6. Royal Tombs

    The first of the so called Royal Tombs is the Urn Tomb. This tomb is built high on the mountain side, and requires climbing up a number of flights of stairs. It was suggested that this is the tomb of...

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  • 7. Urn Tomb

    The Urn Tomb is another impressive Tomb that has been carved into the sheer cliffs of Petra. It is believed that the Tomb was made for King Malichos II in approx. 70 AD. This tomb is impressive...

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  • 8. High Place of Sacrifice

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I found the High Place of Sacrifice to be an interesting and fun place. Not only does it have the alters and stuff but it has great views as well. The high place has a large pool where rain water was...

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  • 9. Obelisk Tomb

    the Obelisk Tomb is the first large and elaborate tomb among the several tombs that you will see around Petra National Park. The Tomb is located at the Bab Al Siq walk, near the Entrance to the Siq...

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  • 10. Djinn Blocks

    while traversing the Bab al Siq, which is the 600 meter flat walk before the entrance to the Siq, you will see assorted geometric blocks scattered around the area and these are calle the Djinn Blocks,...

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  • 11. Silk Tomb

    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...

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  • 12. Corinthian Tomb

    The Corinthian Tomb is one of the Royal Tombs. It is quite similar to the Treasury in the structure and its fa├žade is very ornate. Awfully this tomb is damaged by the wind and water erosion, but the...

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  • 13. Qasr al Bint

    This is the best preserved free-standing building in Petra. It is the temple of the main Nabataean god Dushara. Its name means "Palace of the Pharaoh's Daughter". It is an enormous temple and would...

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  • 14. Temple of the Winged Lions

    This temple was named after the sculpted lions with wings that were found decorating the column capitals. The interior was lavishly decorated using marble, plaster, and stucco. The temple is dated to...

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  • 15. Byzantine Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Our little guide took us to see the remains of the Byzantine Church . He searched for the guardian who had the key and let us into the fenced enclosure. We were the only visitors.There is a beautiful...

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  • 16. Baida

    Whatever the original purpose of this valley, it was inhabited by a number of people. The big tombs are down the bottom, but tiny dwelling caves can be seen all over the walls, and narrow staircases...

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  • 17. Great Temple

    Just off to the left of the Colonnaded Street is the Great Temple. A one great building, and the source of some controversy. Its design led many archeologists to believe it was a temple, but later...

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  • 18. Colonnade Street

    Connecting the Royal Tombs with the central part of the site is the Colonnaded Street. It's a tough walk along uneven (and often missing) stones. The slowness of your progress along this street is...

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  • 19. Temenos Gate

    Temenos Gateway sits proudly across the colonnaded street, marking its western edge. It's also hiding the fact that the Colonnaded Walk veers slightly to the right if looking from the Great Temple....

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  • 20. Palace Tomb

    This carved monument has the look of a palace, that's why it has been called palace tomb. The central door looks like hanging as the columns were eroded. It is composed of three levels and though all...

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  • 21. Lion Biclinium

    Along the walk up to the monastery is a short turn off track signposted to the Lion Biclinium - in here are tombs decorated with Medusa heads and lions and other less decorated tombs. Only takes a...

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  • 22. Amphitheatre

    As you proceed further down the canyon, beyond the Al Khazneh you will get to see also the amphitheatre, it says it has Roman influence but the unique in this particular one is the fact that it was...

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  • 23. Lion Fountain

    The Lion Fountain is reached when you descend from the High Place by the back route. Its an interesting carving and you can clearly see where the water was channeled down the rock face passing through...

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  • 24. Necropolis

    When you pass the Street of Facades you arrive in a big "square" and you can see all around you a lot of tombs in Assir style and Nabataeans houses, all of them cave in the rock in more floors. It's...

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