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Siq

Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A Huge high rock sides with little view of the sky. Plants appears to bits of the rock. You can see the channel where they used to bring in water. On the ground, there is a mixture of dirt and gravel road and old Roman cobbles. Wandering through these incredible rock formations was my favorite part of the visit to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a brilliant walk, with high walls topped with blue skies, as twists & crawls for 1.2 kilometers. Be aware of the crazy buggy rides as the poor horses are forced to run at peak speed over the slippery stones.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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103 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The hike in is downhill all the way to the Treasury. It is an easy stroll with very interesting things to explore on the way. If you get tired from hiking all day, I would suggest a buggy ride out.

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Mt. Pleasant
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The siq is incredible! The colors of the rocks, the different formation of rocks, the sun coming through the spaces in the rocks. Every angle is beautiful! It is a long walk back up through the siq after walking all day as it is a bit uphill the whole way. You can take a carriage or donkey back up but... More 

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Noosa Heads
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Siq is the entrance to Petra and is a deep and narrow gorge of quite stunning beauty. It changes every part of the journey. It is frequented by horse drawn carts and is constantly cleaned of horse waste to keep the place clean and neat. A great part of thevisit to Petra.

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Ahmedabad
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you travel as I do , seeking the beauty and wonders of our planet then a walk through the I mile long siq is soul satisfying. I'm glad Burckhardt stumbled his way into this...rediscovering the glory of Petra for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Siq is just amazing to look at. You have to watch yourself as you are walking through it as people stop at the strangest spots to take photos of the Siq or their families or themselves. Just beware the people taking carts or camels or donkeys through the Siq. You are apt to get run over or step in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The walk down is easy. 20 minutes but on the way can take as long as 40 minutes if your feet are complaining.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Siq is a wonderful place. The way to the tombs is downhill, so it is a very pleasant walk. The way back is obviously uphill: as one of our party has walking difficulties, we prefered to hire a carriage back from the Treasure to the gate. Our guide had told us that a ride would cost euros, which seemed... More 

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Adamstown
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Much bigger than I expected, I love that you can hear people long before you see them. The thundering of the horses echoes off the huge rock faces. Look out for the carvings on the way and the rock that looks like a fish. Simply beautiful.

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