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Siq

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Owner description: The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

You will be awe struck when you'll reach the Treasury after crossing the Siq, the view is simply magnificent. Though the experience would have been perfect if the passage had been properly paved rather than having patches of sand and gravel.

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Wilson, Wyoming
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Siq is a slot canyon that hides Petra itself from the surrounding area. It's beautiful on it's own, with various treasures along the way, but watch out for the carriages racing up and down. The regulation of speed and care for the horses is questionable. Take the time to enjoy the walk both ways, and watch for the appearance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Have never seen such coloured, tall rocks. It was more magnificent than I have expected. If you get the chance to make the visit by candle light do not miss.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

1.2 km isn't very far to walk in order not to miss all the beauty of the siq. Do not take a carriage ride both ways, you will miss so much. I enjoyed seeing all the votive niches along the way. It was nice to imagine all the feet that must have walked this way thousands of times thousands of... More

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Cotabato City, Philippines
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Siq is a narrow entrance, a prelude to Petra site but in itself is also a sight. Visitors pass this place on foot or by horses. You will notice the water collection system on the sides of the Siq. Look above and be amazed of the carvings and its colors. Sit in one side for a moment, if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It is really spectacular! There are so many things to discover on your way through the Siq! Maybe you should stop from time to time and listen to a guide... you will hear fascinating stories and you will see some "hidden treasures".

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The best open tunnel walk in the world .It may not be a tunnel technically but the natural features are the same. Even if you walk in the blistering heat, you wont feel it down the Al Siq and its very cool and a good place to take photos when the sun is at different levels. The colours you'll see... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Siq is a great visit in itself, let alone the rest of Petra once you're through it. A spectacular natural feature, and the manmade tomb carvings of Petra just make it unbelievable - Petra is a 'modern' world wonder surely...

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's officially known as Bab el-Sig - "Gateway to the Gorge." In the Sig itself, the walls are carved with votive niches, a prelude to the abundance of tombs and sculptures fashioned out of the rock face.

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Bath, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Wider and more impressive than I'd imagined this 3/4 mile cleft in the mountains has some wonderful rock formations and views. Horses and carts (and now the odd 'buggy') ply the length from the visitors Centre to the Treasury ($40 return for a two-seater plus a $15 tip!). It's a bumpy ride by all accounts - the buggies look much... More

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