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Petra World Heritage Site

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra (ancient capital city of the Nabataean people) recently proclaimed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Incredible place with amazing historical / archeological sites. Everybody should visit at least once. I was amazed at how big the area was, but we did cover everything we wanted to in one day - although it involved a LOT of walking and climbing. Definitely bother to climb to the high places for views and to the monestry - it... More

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belgrade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We just returned from our trip to Jordan. Our base were in Aqaba. Thanks to the local travel agency ABOVE AND BELOW and owner Moufid we visited almost all of Jordan. They organized for us a two-day stay in Petra which included transportation by car from Aqaba to Petra and back, one night with dinner and breakfast at the Petra... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Petra is set in a beautiful canyon, seeing the stone city is fascinating. It is truly amazing! Take comfortable shoes, sunblock and a hat, temperatures can really rise during the day. You can buy water inside. Be prepared to walk all day in high temperatures, once the sun sets it becomes chilly. It is a really wonderful place.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Loved this place! I rode a camel, a horse and a buggy. I was in awe the entire visit. The Bedouin people are amazing. A person in our group lost their wallet and the next day it was returned with nothing missing. A Bedouin had found it and searched until they found the tour group that was missing it. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

World-heritage site spoiled by the overwhelming smell of donkeys. The whole site is slightly overlooked and some of the caves are full of rubbish. Be prepared to be pestered by souvenir selling locals and don't be shocked by the rudeness of those offering horse or donkey riding. Witnessed one of these uneducated young men beating a horse. When approached by... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wear comfy shoes for this and take a cardigan it's cold in the valley I didn't know that on the first day and a day pass is only 5 dinars more than a day pass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

stunning 2 days spent exploring this ancient stone city. we went when it was a little cooler but still scorching. id recomend a visit in cooler times of the year but it will still be visit. truly amazing place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We got to Petra by car driving from Amman,it took as around 5 hours. Petra is really amazing place with hight mountains. There are lots of souvenirs and places to rest with cup or arabic coffee or tea. People who work there are friendly, when buying anything start with the 50% discount! they always try to overcharge you;) Get a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

While in town for my baby sisters wedding my brother in law took me to Petra ......I'm not really all about the walking in the hotness but I'm so glad I manned up for this trek....you start heading toward a winding canyon...on each site dwelling can be seen carved into the rock...a true architectural feat....finally you wind down a narrow... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Petra is a beautiful place, I have been there several times but I will not go there again...the price of entry is ridiculous, you are constantly asked if you want a camel ride, donkey ride or horse ride (literally every 30 second of a 5 hour day) and now it seems that every where you look there are people selling... More

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