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Petra World Heritage Site

Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra (ancient capital city of the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner 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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Budapest, Hungary
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I have never expected the place to be like Grand Canyon. it totally is. Also the "tunnel" you are reaching the Treasury is fantastic. Like in the movies.... :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Prepare to do lots of walking unless you love camel or donkey rides. I loved how the Nebotians carved their civilisation out of these rock formations. So very mind-boggling. It must have taken millions of man hours to accomplish what they did. Do wear hiking shoes or boots to keep your feet dry as the rains do make everything wet... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

One off the bucket list. Great stroll down through the canyon, rock formations unbelievable. The carved features have to be seen to be believed. Our guide was very knowledgeable, I don't think we would have noticed as much without him. We did chicken out and took at horse an cart back to the top. The horse care is overlooked by... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I have been to many places that take my breath away but nothing like this. Although many consider the Treasury building Petra, it was the rest of the city that left me in awe. So many tombs just everywhere you look, up high, down low past the ground, hidden past houses, just absolutely amazing. Hiked up to the monastery, which... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It was really interesting walking through the winding Siq and finally reveals the monastery of Petra. On top of my head, no architecture anywhere in the world has such mysterious entrance. Impressing carved temples, beautiful, walking around you can smell the history. Reminded me a lot of Indiana Jones, from where I saw Petra the first time. There are several... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

So much history - spectacular sights. A guide here is a must and wear comfy walking shoes, don't ride the horses in as you will miss too much ,ride them out

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Meeting some friends in Israel this past January, we decided that while there, it would be a grievous mistake to not take the time to go to Petra. We had hired a guide company in Israel to help with this tour and to make the international issues as smooth as possible. We flew from Tel Aviv to Elat and were... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's true that the entrance price is very steep these days, there can be crowds of tourists around the main sights and you are likely to get pestered by locals selling camel rides, donkey rides and trinkets. However it is still an incredible place that you really should visit if you get the chance. My first piece of advice would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Petra really is one of the wonders of the world. The walk through the gorge followed by the Treasury, then the amphitheatre and the Roman remains, and lastly the incredible Monastery. If the climb is too much, just take a donkey up and/or down. It's dead dead hot, even in November, so do start early. But whatever you do, make... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm not going to attempt to describe it all, just say that it's all-round brilliant. If you've got a must-visit list then move this to the top. Personally I think the offer of a horse or buggy ride into the gorge is a lot of razz - it's a walking day. Get there as early as you can because the... More 

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