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Siq

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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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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Dubai
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

In my view the siq is not only the way to Petra but an attraction on its own. The colorful rocks and their fantastic shapes are beautiful to see and deserves a little of your time to admire them. As noted by others the best time to enjoy the siq is early morning. I went around 6.30 am and did... More

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Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Get there early 7/7.30 and enjoy this amazing walk to yourself. If you have a guide you will learn a great deal but if not the tourist books are great. It is an amazing walk with wonderful rock formations and then after 15-20 minutes you open into The Treasury..........fantastic! Be careful if it is busy and you are going against... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Although the Treasury is considered the highlight of Petra we found the walk through the seek entirely captivating and increased our anticipation of seeing the Treasury.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What comes after the Siq is the magic. The Siq is just the introduction to a magical world. I am not a ruins woman, but this has been by far and large my best trip anywhere this world!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What begins as a walk from the Petra Visitor Centre, soon becomes an unforgettable experience as the path winds its way through narrow clefts in the rock, with many examples of artefacts along the way. Marvel how the inhabitants brought water to the site. Take a donkey or carriage if exhausted but you'll miss the real effect.

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A 15 minute walk from the visitors centre to the siq. The siq just goes on and on, these multi-coloured rocks towering above you on either side, grey, red, salmon, pink, orange, cream, black - every colour of the rainbow, arcing, looping, twisting, turning, downwards, ever downwards. You're in danger of wasting the battery on your camera in the siq... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

One of the best entrances to a world class landmark. Take your time, enjoy the suspense and views as you make your way into the Petra site and to the unbelievable Treasury. Brilliant.

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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Walking along the canyon cut, walking through history and geology at the same time. Beauty all around to touch and feel.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I love the Siq. Even if al the treasures of Petra were not waiting, this magical passage is enough. Take a moment and stop frequently. Just look at all the colours, the ingenuity of the water systems and you will fall in love. We unfortunately were caught in a flood on our second day and were promised by the ticket... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a unique way to get into one of the wonders of the world. The Siq provides a special way to move from the modern world to somewhere totally different. Doing it during daytime is good fun - doing it by candle-light is even more fun. We had three days in Petra and enjoyed the walk up and down... More

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