Muhafazat Ma`an Things to Do

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Muhafazat Ma`an Things to Do

  • The Treasury - Al Khazneh

    5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    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 every tourist stops and staggers, catching their breath as they stand and stare at the vast building carved out of solid red stone. Despite its name...

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  • Siq

    5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    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 looking geological formations, colorful rocks, terraces, water channels cut into cliffs. It's a long walk but I would reccomend to not take horses or...

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  • Monastery

    5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    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 climb is the Monastery. Built in 3rd Century BC, it is similar to the Khazneh. However, it is 50m wide and 45m high. On your route to/from the...

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  • Theater

    Petra Things to Do

    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 passageways and seven stairways ascend the auditorium and can accommodate 4000 spectators. The back wall of the stage was rebuilt by the Romans. Petra's...

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  • Street of Facades

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    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 Petra Proper, as there is a canyon located at the right side of the treasury buidling that begins to widen and on both sides of the canyon, there are a...

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  • Royal Tombs

    Petra Things to Do

    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 Nabataean King Malchus II who died in 70 AD. On the other hand it is considered the tomb of Aretas IV. It is preceded by a deep courtyard with...

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  • Urn Tomb

    Petra Things to Do

    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 because it has a forecourt/terrace that has several columns on each side. You then enter a huge hall that was converted to a church around 500 years ago....

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  • High Place of Sacrifice

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    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 collected and available for the priests. In front of the alter was a large open court with a strange ridge in the middle where something must have...

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  • Obelisk Tomb

    Petra Things to Do

    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 Proper. You can go Inside if you want and there is a small trail from the Bab Al Siq to the Tomb. Dating back to the first century BC, the tomb features...

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  • Djinn Blocks

    Petra Things to Do

    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, which are actually dedicated to the Pre Islamic Arabian Gods and also are the locations of tombs for Nabateans nearby. The Djinn Blocks are actually...

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  • Silk Tomb

    Petra Things to Do

    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...

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  • Corinthian Tomb

    Petra Things to Do

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

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  • Qasr al Bint

    Petra Things to Do

    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 have been an extremely costly one to build. It is yet another example of how much wealth there was in this city in its day.

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  • Temple of the Winged Lions

    Petra Things to Do

    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 28 A.D. It's destruction was dated to May 19, 363, as a result of the massive earthquake that happened that day.

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  • Byzantine Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    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 mosaic floor with representations of animals, birds and fish. In retrospect it reminds me of the Villa of Birds in Alexandria. [see tip under...

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  • Baida

    Petra Things to Do

    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 are everywhere.

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  • Great Temple

    Petra Things to Do

    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 discoveries challenged this belief. The semi-circular oratory room, similar to ones found in the Roman senate, has made people wonder if this was...

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  • Temenos Gate

    Petra Things to Do

    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. But it was also the entrance to the most important sacred precinct (the temenos) in Petra - that of Qasr el-Bint Faroun. The gate is built in the style...

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  • Colonnade Street

    Petra Things to Do

    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 taken advantage of by trinket sellers. I found it easier going to walk down the sides of the street, behind the crumbling colonnades.

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  • Palace Tomb

    Petra Things to Do

    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 the structure has been partially destroyed it still looks magnificent.

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  • Lion Biclinium

    Petra Things to Do

    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 couple of minutes each way to get to a spot enough to see these and get some photos. Beautifully coloured rocks are to be found in this small gorge as...

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  • Amphitheatre

    Petra Things to Do

    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 built into the rock and not by bringing rocks and stones to build it.

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  • Lion Fountain

    Petra Things to Do

    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 the open mouth of the lion. Apparently the fountain was used as a drinking fountain but it could also have been a religious monument. It is located...

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  • Necropolis

    Petra Things to Do

    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 an impressive panorama. On your left there is the stair that go to the High Places.

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Muhafazat Ma`an Hotels

  • El Rashid Hotel

    I was moved to this hotel in Wadi Musa, after the hotel I booked did not have a room available. The...

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  • Wadi Rum Zeltcamps

    Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 1 out of 5 stars

  • Petra Moon Hotel

    It's right next to the Petra entrance. Clean place at a decent price and next to the very pricey...

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  • Bedouin Life Camp

    Jordan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Amra Palace Hotel

    The Amra palace hotel is a nice tourist hotel with many nice touches to it. The rooms are pleasant...

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  • Captain's Desert Camp

    Stayed here for one night and arranged a jeep tour through the camp. There weren't many people...

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  • Petra Guesthouse

    P.O. Box 30, Petra gate area, Petra / Wadi Musa, Jordan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Oasis Desert Camp

    Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Alanbat Hotel

    Alanbat Street, P.O. Box 43, Petra / Wadi Musa, 71810, Jordan

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

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