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Al-Beidha - Little Petra

North of Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Owner description: Guests are all welcome , No fees , not tickets , We are all proud to advertise it with no entrance fees ,, What you have to do is to come , if you... more » Owner description: Guests are all welcome , No fees , not tickets , We are all proud to advertise it with no entrance fees ,, What you have to do is to come , if you have a rental car , it is easy to find , From Petra / Wadi Musa . If you don't have car , contact us to arrange a car for you . it is a place you must experience in Petra , you can explore it within 2 hours and less . Guests are all welcome from all nationalities . It is open from 6:30 until sunset , after sun set 15 minutes , then you will enjoy little Petra from that mountains ! Little Petra or Baidha are 15-20minutes drive . « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A nice place to pass by before reaching Petra to put you in the mood of the Treasury that you will see there. Small things but already relevant.

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Köln, Deutschland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It was close to sunset as we decided to take the 15 km trip from Petra to "Little Petra" (Siq al-Berid) and it was sooo worth it! It's a magic place to be! As we arrived, a red carpet led to a place in the desert in front of a sandstone monument: prepared for a party with candles in the... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Didn't really know what to expect, but think we would have missed much about local culture if we'd gone alone. Our guide (sorry I have forgotten his name) was very entertaining and enlightening. It is possible to wander around yourself for free, but felt we learnt a lot from him, about the site, his family, the weather, his culture, etc.... More

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London
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41 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Siq al-Barid lies a few miles from Petra and features similar cliff carved structures to those you can see at Petra, but on a much smaller, more approachable scale. In comparison it feels more isolated and therefore more atmospheric. Its consequently harder to envisage what was clearly a thriving community. But, given that the area is densely packed with carved... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited Little Petra near sunset on our second day at Petra. What a wonderful site! No entrance fees are payable and you can pay for a guide if you want. Here you can see more of the fantastic architecture and especially the way they collected and stored water. The views at sunset were stunning. Only some 15 to 20... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Make sure you head to the very top....as high as you can go, for the truly spectacular view. Spend time with the bedouins who live there.... They make it all the more special. Don't let the taxi drivers convince you that you only need 20mins.... It isn't true!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Small and contained, with buildings for the living cut into the rock, rather than the tombs of Petra. This is the original entrance to the city of Petra. You can walk all the way to the Monastery in Petra itself (about 2.5 hours walk) This place is well worth the time to visit. Admire the capacious rooms, including some frescoes,... More

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danbenjoseph
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Much less impressive than Petra itself, but still worth a visit to understand the lifestyle and the history of the Nabbateans

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Best time to visit this is in the evening. You have got great soft pastel light and no other tourist. Beduines play the flute and goats pick the sparse grass. Tempting to just set up tent and spend the night under the stars.

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Oswestry
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Small and free of tourists and entrance fee! This is where people actually lived and the caravans stopped when passing through. It is small but worth the effort of going to see it and lets face it, there is not a lot of effort involved, it's just around the corner from modern Petra town.

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