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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Description: The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over...
The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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The walk is impossible to miss in Petra and everyone does it. It is dramatic and lovely. It is a nice respite from the sun. The geographic formations are extraordinary.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Siq is the sometimes narrow , two kilometer passageway you must travel down to reach the major sites of Petra. It goes downhill, with rough cobblestones left by the Romans, as well as loose stones. It is hot, with occasional shade and breezes. It has a number of tombs and related gods carved into it's walls, going up hundreds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The walk is impossible to miss in Petra and everyone does it. It is dramatic and lovely. It is a nice respite from the sun. The geographic formations are extraordinary.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The siq is beautiful. You can walk along the way with a good mood. Please visit the siq in Wadi Mujib too. that is the siq with water. I have a lot of fun there.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Petra is a stunning place to visit and if possible spend at least a day but I recommend longer. We had a day and a half. The first day was a half day visit with a guide who was excellent at giving us an informative description and explanation of the place. The second visit was for a full day which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife found the full view of the Treasury to be anti-climactic. For her, the best part of the Petra was the walk to (and back from) the tombs. She adored the coloured, eroded rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

the Siq at Petra benefits from the explanation of some of the ways that the Nabatean's controlled water. Although the Siq has natural beauty, a guide can point out some fascinating engineering facts that make it more so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Siq is a natural gorge, or Wadi, a crack in the mountain and a path through it which was used since the ancient times for gain approach to the hidden city of Petra, which is otherwise neither visible nor accessible from this side. The path to Petra begins from the entrance to the site, and goes some kilometre through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As the path gets narrower and taller, the excitement grows as the siq narrows to give just a slim view of the treasury beyond. The limestone colors with mineral deposits change along the way.

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Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The gorge is so narrow and such an amazing walkway to the beautiful city of Petra. Lots of foot traffic, as well, as horses and horse drawn carriages. And there are niches and statures carved into the walls even in the Siq.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

you will enjoy every moment of this gently sloped downward stroll rewarded by the Treasury at the end. Take your time coming back up and enjoy God's grandeur in the journey... Unless you're pressed for time, walk and don't do a carriage ride - you miss the views.

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