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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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Jordan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

the siq is one of the most wonderful place that people visit. you will be fascinated how the nabatean built this city and how the siq was created.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Stunning place, great build up to the dramatic unveiling of the Treasury. Beware of the horse carriages, they are a menace!

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BEDFORD
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Truly amazing. The carvings in the walls, the engineering and the natural landscape with numerous coloured geological rocks from magnesium, sulphur, and lead are breath taking.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cool relaxing walk, through beautiful rock striations that prepare you for the best, which comes at the end of the Siq!

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Siq trail will get you to all the Petra city, you must go through it. I'd recommend to take carriage for families with children as the trail is 2.2 km and is rocky. Also make sure to get out of there before sunset as it will be too dark and barely someone can see the trail.

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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Go post-5.30pm or early in the morning to enjoy the Siq, without many people being in your way. It almost feels like you have traveled back in time when you hear the sound of the horse carriages going through the Siq.

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Brampton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The bedouins really race their horse through this section and you have to watch out for them as well as contend with the dust they kick up.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Siq has many interesting carvings and you can walk right past them if you are not careful. I believe you will miss much by taking a carriage through the Siq so walk if you can especially if you have only one day to visit. Just at the entrance itself you have to carefully look up to see what is... More

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Southampton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

siq is the way you get to see the treasury, wear sensible shoes and buy a 2 day pass as it is cheaper if you are visiting on 2 occasions.

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Peyia, Cyprus
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294 reviews 294 reviews
84 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Amazing gorge and a fantastic build up to the Petra site. Just watch the horse carts as at times they do get some speed and their brakes are not the best. Look on both sides you will see the water system that brought water from miles to Petra. Just fantastic.

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