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Address: Petora, Jordan, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Description: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra (ancient capital city of the Nabataean...
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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Amazing place. THe walk is down hill so think about the trip back up. The structures carved into the canyon walls are a feat. It a long up and down to the scarifice altar and do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. THe walk is down hill so think about the trip back up. The structures carved into the canyon walls are a feat. It a long up and down to the scarifice altar and do it if you have time. The monestary is a must see

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was like visiting another planet, upon entering the area, you will walk through the gorge, in between the towering canyons that would give you the feeling of existing in another world or another lifetime. At the end of the gorge you will come out to an open area and waiting for your is a magnificent piece of art, The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If this place is ever given less than 5 Stars - I'd be surprised. I have been twice - I hope I can go again. A true historical delight, unique and a true pleasure to have been (twice). It doesn't need an introduction and if you know about Petra -- the only thing I would say, is it is even... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

loved loved loved the donkey ride. Bargain... we have it for 50 Dollars for 2 donkeys for 6 hours. It is so worth it. The view is just breathtaking up there in the mountain.

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Loved it. Loved the heat, loved the 4 hour trek and loved the people. Good times. Take lots of water with you! Best memory was watching a large lady hanging on to a skinny donkey climbing down steep stairs. The look of pure fear-priceless. (would recommend walking!)

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place. Very interesting with the viaducts and dams for water gathering. The carving of the sandstone is breathtaking , amazing such a hidden city existed in the middle of nowhere. The walk down is easily done and worth the effort, and if you are tired get a horse-cart ride back up. I hated how they treated their... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Petra does not disappoint. The landscape alone is worth the trip. Then add the history, the camels, the Bedouin, the chance to climb around on ruins that have witnessed thousands of year of history. It's well work the outrageously high entrance fee. Do it. There's nothing else like Petra.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Petra is simply magnificent and a must for anyone with a love of archaeology. I would definitely recommend that you don't just stick to the main tourist areas but follow some of the less-worn paths around the outer perimeters of the site - the views of the surrounding mountains are stunning.

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toronto
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

OMG what an amazing sight.. there is something that is just so magical about walking through this place and then actually first seeing the treasury through the huge rock formations.. it is hard to describe. This was on my bucket list.. glad I went and had a chance to experience one of the wonders of the world! I just happened... More 

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Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Petra is a really fantastic place to visit. However the administation of the site needs to be brought up to date. Cash only to purchase tickets which at 50JD are not cheap. Inside the site a constant demand for donkey rides, trinkets etc. can spoil the experience. Some of these are young children which for Jordans most important tourist attraction... More 

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