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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We got to Petra by car driving from Amman,it took as around 5 hours. Petra is really amazing place with hight mountains. There are lots of souvenirs and places to rest with cup or arabic coffee or tea. People who work there are friendly, when buying anything start with the 50% discount! they always try to overcharge you;) Get a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

While in town for my baby sisters wedding my brother in law took me to Petra ......I'm not really all about the walking in the hotness but I'm so glad I manned up for this trek....you start heading toward a winding canyon...on each site dwelling can be seen carved into the rock...a true architectural feat....finally you wind down a narrow... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Petra is a beautiful place, I have been there several times but I will not go there again...the price of entry is ridiculous, you are constantly asked if you want a camel ride, donkey ride or horse ride (literally every 30 second of a 5 hour day) and now it seems that every where you look there are people selling... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning world heritage site. Wear comfortable hiking shoes (lots of sand, rocks & uneven terrain), lather on the sunscreen, and pack plenty of water for a fabulous day exploring the remains at Petra. Donkey, camel, horse, and buggy rides are available at reasonable prices inside the park. (Travel hint--the cost gets cheaper as the day grows later.) Restrooms &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a great time in Jordan. There were lots of interesting places to see. We enjoyed visiting Dead Sea, Petra, Wadirum, and Red Sea. Wael Salih, an excellent tour guide, took care of us very well. Wael is always pleasant and will do anything to make our trip smooth and enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable about the country. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The experience of visiting Petra has to rank as one of the worst tourist experiences I have had, anywhere in any of the 45 countries I have travelled in my life. This place would get negative stars if that was an option on TripAdvisor. The site itself has merit, and would be pleasant and interesting enough to visit, but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is incredible. The Siq was an incredible place to walk through and even I know that everyone raves about the Treasury, and it is spectacular, but there was nothing more satisfying than climbing the 800 or so stairs, WITHOUT taking one of the poor, mistreated donkeys, and ending up at The Monastery. That place is absolutely incredible and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I went to Jordan with a tour group. We went to Petra Park three times during our stay in Petra and we just cannot get enough of it. On arrival in the evening, we joined Petra by the Night which offered a mysterious view of the Treasury. Next day, we walked all the way and went to the monastery. On... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I think they charge too much for a monument other people built. As the price is terribly high (arabs pay more than ten times less), I would recommend buying a two-day ticket and share it between two people (the name of the person who's visiting the second day should be written on the ticket). Instead of paying two tickets for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The history of this rose city already raised my expectation long before I got there. Oh boy, I was not disappointed. From the start, the natural winding path that leads you up to the city was amazing, reflecting of the light was just mesmerizing, and then I gasped at the first sight of the treasure! The city is pretty big... More

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