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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I went in April. We started at 9 am. Cool in the morning. We approached the ancient city at a perfect time. Not too crowed or hot. It is a big site. Many different ruins, and places to explore. Option to take a carriage, or ride a horse. BEWARE of a scam where they try to tell you the horse... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

A friend and I came to Jordan, and it was absolutely amazing the mule ride was worth the money-definetly not a rip off. We went right to the top view point then back through, everything else was beautiful BUT the men here did not leave us alone to the point where we were planning things to avoid talking to people,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Words can't describe the Petra monuments. They are magnificent in their size and grandeur. Quite a bit of walking involved but worth is. Take the chariot to the end to walk up to the monastery. The walk back is an easy one even in the heat. Make sure you stop in to cool down in one if the Bedouin caves... More

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liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Took a day excursion here from Sharm el Sheikh and I have to say it was the highlight of the holiday, walking through the narrow chasm ( siq ) to access the valley is an experience in itself. Our guide was very clever getting us to turn around at the last moment pointing out a rocky outcrop as a focal... More

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We did not plan to spend enough time at this World Heritage Site to make the most of our visit. We arrived at the Movenpick hotel right at the entrance to the site late on in the afternoon. The next morning we set off at 8am walking with our guide pointing out ancient man-made water channels, paved ways and the... More

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Edina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I was totally unprepared for the natural beauty of Petra. The photographs do not do it justice. The red sandstone landscape, the Siq (gorge) and the carved facades are literally out of this world. Petra is teeming with tourists, vendors, and camel and donkey drivers. The walk up the 861 steps to monastery is well worth it as the views... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Petra 2 consecutive days and left twice early in the morning (6.40 am). This is a must do to avoid the sticker eco-labelled tourist busses with matching hats and the accompanied business sense of the Jordan self-employed around Petra. Go in the morning and everything is relaxed so you can enjoy the magic scenery. The donkey rides that... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

What can I say, it's spectacular, beyond compare. Now that I've confirmed what you already know let's make sure you know some other stuff so you're not surprised. Petra's not for the faint of heart. To see anything at all you must walk and walk and walk. The place is enormous. Just to get from the ticket booth to the... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

No amount of photos or film footage can compare to actually being there. After being led by our guide through the Siq we were left to explore the rest of the site on our own. The whole area including the Treasury, Monastery (even the toilets in a multi-coloured hewn out cave) were absolutely amazing. This has to be one of... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The experience would be perfect if vendors and camel hires were not so aggressive. It is impossible to visit Petra without a guide that keeps them away or at least in line.

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