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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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Ix-Xaghra, Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Captivating in every way. The spiritual connection one gets from entering Petra through the Souq to your first glimpse of the treasury is awesome. To think of the countless people that carved with primitive tools the beauty is just beyond understanding. The colour of the stone is difficult to believe but is so beautiful indeed. A short walk away is... More

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mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

if you are not a historian, the place is nice to enjoy only for a day. Keep you camera ready to click lots of pics. Entry Ticket to Petra costs 50 JD. You can reach Petra from Amman by JETT buses which leaves Amman at 6:30 and returns at 17:00 The only modes of transport allowed within Petra are on... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The place is all rocks, and a tiresome long walk. Takes all day to visit. All the time annoying cammen and donkey riders offer you a ride. At first you go down, then there's a steep way up, which is really not easy to climb, especially if you are on a relaxing vacation. And on top there's nothing much to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took a carriage ride to the treasury, it can certainly shake a few screws loose. The we walked all the way to the monastry at the top of eight hundred steps,the problem wss we had to come down again. Foot sore and weary, but you only do it once and definitely worth it.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Out in the middle of nowhere, this stunning gorge appears and you are prepared for a day of wonderment. You will need a whole day for this experience and plenty of water if travelling in the summenr months. Afternoon temps can reach 44 degrees. If you are unable to walk the whol distance, there are plenty of opportunities for a... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have recently visited Petra and although Petra is amazing to see, the treatment of the donkeys and horses is terrible. On many occasions I saw Donkeys been whipped with chains on their face and body, while their owners where riding the defenceless donkeys. I did not see any food or water whatsoever available to any of the donkeys in... More

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

Buy the 2 day pass for 55JD (comes down to 27.5 JD for each day, which is definitely worth it) and prepare for an incredible experience. Spending 11 hours each day wasn't enough to see everything, there's always more to do. Petra is huge. You must not mind walking or you will suffer here (or pay a lot of money... More

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Great Missenden, Bucks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I doubt I can add to the reviews of Petra, simply stunning, I am sure others have said much more and with more eloquence. Apart from urging you to go, Jordan is safe and is a treasure trove of sights with Petra being the highlight, and as our guide said the lack of tourists is great for us though not... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The monuments are incredible. Unfortunate there are much more to esplorate. The entitities responsibles of these marble should have more supports to explore all the area.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It takes at least two and a half hours for a quick look at Petra. Downhill all the way, so of course it's uphill all the way back. It is JOD50 (equiv of GBP50, AUD84) each entry.

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