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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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Southampton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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84 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It was a good build-up to the Treasury. Needs to walk by this to appreciate. Might not be able to appreciate it if riding on a horse or carriage.

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Pennsboro, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is one of the most incredible gorges that I have seen. Something to see around every turn. Especially impressive by candle light.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Siq is a great way to start your visit of Petra. At the entrance, you can see the remains of a great arch that once stood over it. As you walk deeper into the tunnel, you begin to see more and more evidence of ancient civilization. On the walls of the tunnel you'll see little niches where icons were... More

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Speers Point, Australia
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451 reviews 451 reviews
243 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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