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The Treasury (al-Khazna)

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Be prepared for the breathtaking sight of this 2000-year-old monument which resembles a Greek temple with an urn at the top that was once reputed to... more » Owner description: Be prepared for the breathtaking sight of this 2000-year-old monument which resembles a Greek temple with an urn at the top that was once reputed to hold priceless treasures. « less
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Yes. One should walk to the site rather than ride the horse drawn carriages. The carriages go on break neck speed sometimes when the rider is hurrying to return for waiting passengers at the entrance. The ride will be bumpy to the point of scary and you can not enjoy the scenery. It is a good 2-3 hrs. Walk. Lots... More

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had a really helpful guide, but get there early and try and not notice the other early birds, quite magical

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Treasury is the perfect start to a city like Petra. It's got a great ornamental facade, with tall columns, various statues (headless, after the iconoclasm) and fantastic detail. I won't try and add to what others have already said better than what I could write. Just make sure you arrive early - at 7am I was the only one... More

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Speers Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Aside from the usual marvel about 'how did they do that' one has to be impressed by how durable this facade is!! After nearly 2000 years Al Khazneh still looks magnificent!! Pros: Great walk in through the Siq, impressive site at first glimpse, only the first part of a wondrous day in Petra, food and drink (and no shortage of... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The long walk builds anticipation. It is built further by the glimpse through the end of the Siq until you emerge to see the Treasury in its full glory. You cannot go inside but the view from outside is stunning. You can see the bullet holes where the unfortunate damage was done in history by those thinking it had concealed... More

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you go to the city of Petra, the most important sight to see is the Treasury. That is where Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed. You enter the sight through a small rock crevice and you can see it through the crevice while you enter. It is huge, it is majestic, it is phenomenal and it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What have I in common with Steven Spielberg? Possibly nothing except that we probably we were both awe struck when we stood, for the first time in front of this monument. At the initial sight, it appears like any other symmetrical structure that was predominant during that era. The difference it is carved into the side of clift from THE... More

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Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I never thought I'd be so excited actually standing in front of this amazing building - but I was in awe! Recommend the Petra by night tour, Mon, Wed and Thursday. There is something magical about seeing it in the candle light at night.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

While all of Petra is fantastic this is the highlight. Anyone visiting here will be astounded by the sight of the Treasury, it's the masterpiece of the ancient city which is carved into the rose colored mountain.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Make sure to hike up and see it from the top of the surrounding mountains; the light changes throughout the day. Don't cut your time short in Petra.

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