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Petra World Heritage Site

Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra (ancient capital city of the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I cannot recommend Petra enough. Despite the hordes of people and clamouring locals trying to get you to buy something, it is unsurpassed, beautiful and fun. Take a few days to explore. If you want to take a 'free' horse ride down to the Siq (which is about a 15 minute walk otherwise) then don't be pressuried to give a... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most amazing places on earth! Well worth the effort. Easily one of the 7 wonders of the world.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Photos cannot do justice to this amazing site. The wonders of this archeological gem is a must see for all. The only down side to our tour of this ancient site, is the annoying harassment by the locals offering free donkey rides. On our return, we felt we could not take two steps without being bothered and pestered by locals... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Petra is beautiful, very beautiful and very touristic. When it is very touristic, there are lots of scams waiting for tourists. 1) Horse-rider at the entrance called "Horse-riding? It is included in your ticket." ...,is it? Anyway, I found several Petra horse-rider scams in the internet. 2) Local vendors are usually female and very friendly. But it is hard to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Petra is amazing in several ways -- it's hidden after 2km walking in a Siq (narrow passage with amazing rocks around) and reveals a large ancient city carved on the rocks. Beyond the "Treasure", the most famous picture from Petra, there are numerous other interesting places to visit there, like thumbs, temples and even the ruins of the roman period... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

well after reading comments about petra and see it so historical i thought i should had visit its really a great site but very expensive and full with traps, Entry Ticket to Petra costs 90 JD (=127 USD) for those who are Day-Visitors to Jordan (i.e. those tourists staying in Israel or Egypt who will spend the day in Petra... More 

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siem riep
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The only thing I can say that no one else has said, and maybe better, is to please watch the National Geographic film on u-tube before visiting the ruins. I had never heard of the Nabateans before, and I certainly would not have imagined that their army had defeated Alexander the Great in a battle at the Citadel in Amman.... More 

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AmericanInPal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was at Petra 10 years ago and again recently with my husband and 4-year-old son. Our son was a big impatient walking through the Siq, but soon realized how awesome this place is. I probably wouldn't want to take kids younger them him (certainly not at that awkward 2-3 age when they are too little to walk a lot... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Would have given it five out of five if not for all the harassing vendors. The site itself is amazing! The problem is being harassed every step of the way to buy a trinket or ride a camel.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Monastery trail is a MUST (the view is worth the effort) as well as the Petra by night! Arrive early at the park so the sun is not too strong and you can walk thru the trails more comfortable!

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