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  • 26. Temple of the Winged Lions

    Just to prove that I did actually climb some stairs!! Adjacent to the colonnaded street you can cross a small bridge and walk up to the Temple of Winged Lions. This temple has a cover over it to...

  • 27. Visitor Centre

    If you have time (and can contain your excitement) then visiting this little museum before setting foot on the site really would be very helpful. As well as displaying many artefacts found on the...

  • 28. Garden Tomb

    On the way down from the High Place of Sacrifice and just after the Lion Fountain you come across the Garden Tomb. To the right and up a little is an ancient reservoir that was probably used to...

  • 29. Landscape

    You can spend all your day hanging around in this desert site, further up I notice this windows that been curved into the rock by years of water and winds. As well as other interesting sites in the...

  • 30. 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....

  • 31. 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...

  • 32. Lion Triclinium

    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...

  • 33. Corinthian Tomb

    You'd think that the 'Cornthian tomb' would be called the 'urn tomb', because of the rather obvious urn on its facade. It isn't. Of course, the 'Corinthian tomb' isn't its real name anyway. All the...

  • 34. Local Life

    What a good look this is! definitely keep an eye out for a sighting of Desert Police here in their uniforms! - enjoy a look and photo of this colourful and captivating sight of a guy in his famed...

  • 35. Wadi Musa Town

    Wadi Musa Town was just a small settlement then but since petra was discovered in the 18th century, it grew rapildy and is now a like a small city. Wadi Musa has lots of commercial establishments such...

  • 36. Unayshu Tomb

    Passing by the Theatre Square you will see a lot of Tombs to the right. The Aneisho Tomb is the first among them. It was created about 50 AD. It’s situated a little bit above and attracts great...

  • 37. Sextius Florentinus Tomb

    Named after the Roman governor who was responsible for the province of Arabia in the 2nd century. The Latin inscription above the doorway states the monument was built by his son as it was stated it...

  • 38. Tomb of 17 Graves

    After we took in the sites of the treasury we, once again, decided to sit in the shade and have a cold drink at the shop that is directly opposite the Treasury. We hen decided to walk the length of...

  • 39. 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...

  • 40. Roman Soldier's Tomb

    The Roman Soldier's Tomb is most impressive; it originally had a courtyard in front of it, and you will see the Triclinium directly opposite. We have no idea who was buried there, the name comes from...

  • 41. Camels

    Once you come out of the Siq, there are many local people who will offer to let you ride a camel, or at least take a photo. I didn't do this, but several in our group did. Obviously, there will be a...

  • 42. Shops & Cafes

    The Bedouin people have been living in Petra for centuries. When the King decided that it was time for the Bedouin to move out, and for the tourists to move in, the King did a deal with the...

  • 43. Umm Al Biyara

    A naturally fortified rock that reaches a height of 1000m above sea level. At the top is a settlement of the 7th to 6th centuries B.C. consisting of small houses built using rough stones and no...

  • 44. Donkeys

    Your time walking around Petra will be stunning, but it will also involve a fair amount of walking. For example, in my opinion, you need to leave yourself 1 hour 30 minutes to walk from the Monastry...

  • 45. Nymphaeum

    The first thing to be seen in the city center is the remains of the Nymphaeum. Only a short stretch remains of the 6 meter wide paved the Colonnaded Street, which also seems to have been constructed...

  • 46. Al-Khubtha

    Behind the mountains of the Royal tombs, there is a well carved stairs going to the top. No big difficulties, quite a quick and easy climb. As a bonus, on the way you have a wonderful view on the...

  • 47. Umm Sayhoun

    Um Sayhoun is the "Bedouin village" of the Bdool tribe, who formerly occupied the caves in Petra. The houses in the village and the land they occupy were given to the Bedouin in perpetuity in exchange...

  • 48. Petra By Night

    In a dark bunch of tourist were walking following the candles in silents ; though we were told to do so in as much silence as possible but actually not haha. It was our first day of arrival in Petra....

  • 49. 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...

  • 50. Wadi Muthlim

    If you are feeling adventurous, have good walking shoes (and plenty of water) and are in reasonable physical condition, why not go down to Petra through the tunnel? You turn right just before...

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