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Siq

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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Budapest, Hungary
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

These rocks are so fantastic. I didn't know what to expect when I visited Petra at the first time and when I saw the Siq my jar was dropped to the floor, honestly. These rocks are one of a kind. You should totally go there and check it yourself.

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Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The colors in the rocks are absolutely astonishing. The formations, and random carvings make the walk even more interesting but I am still stunned by the amazing colors in the rocks. In the morning it's just you but be careful of the horses once it gets more crowded.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I found Siq even more amazing than the Treasury itself. Thfe colouful beauty of rock formations left me speechless.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Just Awe inspiring , guide will explain so much on the way in and you will be blown away !!!! On the way back is just as awesome and so cool and refreshing after you long day of walking . The knowledge they has back then is quite unbelievable

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

the horse drawn carriages fly through the siq and it's great fun to watch all of the terrified tourists, clinging to the frame for dear life lol. The light changes constantly as you walk through, changing the colours as you go.

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Rochester, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Siq is a narrow passage way through the mountains with walls rising high above you to the sky as you walk along. It is a little over a mile long and leads directly to the Treasury. There is a small channel or aqueduct carved into the mountain, which runs all the way down the Siq and which carried water... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Th entrance to Petra, the very long Siq, an ancient canyon with red rose walls. Impresionant the view of the treasure from the siq.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We walked though the Siq in the morning and found that the lighting was not great for photography. If you want to take some nice shots of the red sandstone in the light, consider going past mid-day when the sunrays are able to penetrate certain sections of the Siq illuminating the sandstone....

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This stretch proved much longer than I anticipated: 1.2 km. We arrived early in the morning, and were glad we did: the views at that time are spectacular because the sun hits only the top of the rocks. Be attentive to speeding carriages. My wife was almost a casualty at one point. Many carvings and ritual sites line the path.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I went to Petra essentially to see the Treasury. However, I could have spent hours in the siq. The light at different times of day catches the different colours and formations. This builds up a great expectation of what is at the end and trepidation that it will live up to photographs previously seen. The carvings along the way whet... More 

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