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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Phone Number: +962-6-460-3360
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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This was like a drum roll in advance of the main event of the Treasury. Cool and shaded in parts but hugely impressive in terms of scale and magnificence. Contains some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was like a drum roll in advance of the main event of the Treasury. Cool and shaded in parts but hugely impressive in terms of scale and magnificence. Contains some interesting historical features in its own right. All part of the overall experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Siq, is a 3/4 mile long, narrow gorge that in places is less than 10 feet wide and winds through the rocks to the next major attraction, the Treasury Building. Unlike slot canyons, which are entirely shaped by water, the Siq is a natural geological fault, split apart by tectonic forces. Once formed it was later worn smooth at... More 

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Petra was one of the excursions offered for Jordan from our cruise ship. It was expensive but so worth the price. Like any excursion from a cruise ship, the tour simply was not long enough. We plan on returning some day when we can spend at least 4-5 days in this area. Just walking through the Siq was beautiful enough... More 

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Gurgoan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The rock formations are brilliant and so is the water channels built in !! The rocks also give lot of protection from the sun and make the walk very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great start to your visit to Petra, Siq starts about 10 - 20 minutes from the main gate by foot, Walking through the Siq is simply amazing with great scenery at every turn, pathway is safe to walk with pathway well maintained do have to watch out for the people that decide to take donkey ride instead of walking. Once... More 

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Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We explored by foot the Red Rose city of Petra. Some took the horse ride through the dramatic siq or canyon. Sig is the ancient main entrance to Petra. An interesting 1200 meter long deep & narrow gorge of stunning natural beauty. It is hemmed in by cliffs soaring up to 80 meters. Suffice to say that passing through it,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There is so much to see at Petra. It is hard to differentiate all the parts of it but still great to visit.

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Aylesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is such a great lead in to the Nabotean city of Petra. You can feel the anticipation building as you proceed, with small clues in the walls of what it still to come just around the corner.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

literally cool, it channels a cool breeze over you which is very welcome unless you are in winter. Beautiful rock formations and quite a bit of archeological highlights, use a guide for best value.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Take your time walking the Sig...look up, & at the colors on the sides of the canyon. Look as the water collection system as you walk in.

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Address: Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Phone Number: +962-6-460-3360
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Ma'in Governorate  >  Petra - Wadi Musa

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