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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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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Last summer (June 2013) my wife and I visited Egypt and had decided to also do a trip to Jerusalem and Petra. I had wanted to visit Petra for a long time. It was more than I had hoped for. Our guide was very informative and right before we got to the Treasury, he stopped us and made us look... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic day at Petra. We were advised not to travel on the horses (they only take you a short way and not down the canyon. Lots of surprised faces when asked to dismount and told that's as far as they go) or any of the other animals due to welfare concerns by our guide. It was 45... More

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cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Stunning site. Magnificent scenery. If you want to see it all in one day be prepared to walk up to 8 hours. The hardest part is climbing to the Monastery. Treasury is magnificent if you have no energy to go all the way to the monastery at least try to get to the treasury. The horse transport is free for... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit. One of the wonders of the ancient world I understand. Very definitely worth doing. My advice is you need at least four hours to have a reasonable look. Don't just stop at the treasury amazing as it is. There is a lot more to see. Practically make sure you have good walking shoes as... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

i took a tour which only 3.5 hours to see the place. Trust u me 3.5 hours is hardly any time and u can barely see half the place. Petra is huge and given that non Jordanians pay 50JD to visit i would recommend full day if you are kinds who loves ancient history and would like to go up... More

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Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I went on a coach trip full of Jordanians and it was fantastic, form the singing on the bus to sharing their food a truly great experience. None Jordanians have to pay 50 dinars, Jordanians on pay 1 dinar which is fair enough. Its a long walk to reach if the first building, you can rent a horse, or a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

There's no words to describe it. It just takes your breath away the first time you come in view of the Treasury. Expect to walk a lot and make sure to wear comfortable shoes. It's a good idea to take the carriage if you are traveling with small children.

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It needs 1 hour (normal walk) to walk in and another 1 hour to walk out from the main entrance to the Khazneh - the main attraction of Petra. There are so many rock carvings, which you need a good guide to do the interpretation. Not recommend to go during summer as it the heat can reach up to 45... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

without a doubt Petra it's real treasure, I took the JETT bus from Amman to Wadi Musa. I purchased 2 days entry pass which will cost you 55JOD It was really amazing experience, stayed Bedouin village with local bedouin family. Long journey but was worth it, the treasury it's the most known of petra the moment you arrive and begin... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was the place that made my trip! I have never seen anything so unreal and beautiful!! Be ready to walk and climb! It is so worth it!! We bought a bagged lunch and ate in the open air, it was perfect!

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