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Siq

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Description: The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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Speers Point, Australia
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450 reviews 450 reviews
243 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You know that your day is going to be good when the front door looks like this!! Pros: Nothing like a Siq to draw out enthusiasm related to ticking off one of those Bucket List items, little examples of facade art just to whet the appetite on the way through, cool with a breeze blowing and in the shade (anytime... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Take your time wandering along this 1.2km walk to notice all the colours, carvings and lighting effects of the sun. Find the carving of the camel and man that now have only their feet remaining, find the rock that looks like an elephant, notice the colours of the rocks and the water carrying channels carved at the sides. It is... More

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Siq is yet another sight you will see on your walk in Petra. It is after the Treasury and on your way headed toward the restaurant. Just keep moving and at the information center, make sure to hire a tour guide. It is highly advisable as they keep you informed along your walk as to what you are looking... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A long walk in pitch darkness, along an old cobbled narrow path among the Petra mountains, hauntingly lit by candle lamps all along the several kilometers to the ruins in the heart of the mountains. And the experience of a local singing and relating the story of Petra added to the mystique and magic of these ruins, flavoured by the... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's lovely walking down through the siq I had a horse carage ride on the way out it gets a bit steep from the bottom of the site

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

the siq is the beginning of the path that brings to the Treasury. It creates the atmosphere and prepares you to the marvelous things you will see after. It also reach of Nabatean signs and is amazing for picture, especially with late afternoon light.

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Ohio, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Start out in the early morning and you will be somewhat escape worst of heat and crowd. Sig comprises of narrow passage through these impressive rocks and unlike the ones in Utah these ones are much more impressive and colorful. The whole journey through the place is breathtaking but at the same time could be a bit tiring as well.

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Fort Worth,Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Spectacular slot canyon hike into Petra. The canyon walls tower some 300 feet above the trail. The mood of the trail changes as the light overhead shifts throughout the day.

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Canberra
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52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The colours and shapes of the rocks....so many and varied, and how it leads to the old treasury...wow!!!!!!

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London
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41 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Intriguing - beautiful coloured rock, fascinating water systems, and a great approach / view of The Treasury. But be prepared for the crowds.

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