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High Place of Sacrifice

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: You’ll see carved monuments on the sides of mountains and striking views at this site, but set aside a half day to include the long trip to get there.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Most people miss out on this, as the climb can look daunting. But the view from here is among the best, if not the best in the area. You not only get a view of the Petra area, but of the entire valley. worth the walk. If you are feeling a bit tired, you can always hire mules - they... More

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Cotabato City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Dont be intimidated by its name. Yes it's "high" place of sacrifice but the climb is not high. It's rather rocky and the route comes with an awesome view! The steep climb that takes half an hour from the theater up to the sight on the summit is well worth the effort! Check the places and experience how the ancient... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a challenging walk but it more than rewards the effort, especially the walk down the far side passed the tomb of the Roman soldier.

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Los Angeles, California
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54 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The high place of sacrifice is alright to visit but the main attraction on this trail is the views. The hike up to the place is mostly done in the middle of a canyon, so not much views to speak about. But once people reach the top, at the high place of sacrifice, it was fantastic views the whole way... More

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The trail leading up is mostly stone steps but to get to the real high place you need to do a little climbing over rocks. It takes a little effort but the view is spectacular and worth the climb.

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Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It takes a bit of effort to reach it but the views at sunrise and sunset are amazing. You can still see the altar for the ceremonies and just wonder...

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

You walk a lot to arrive...but when you arrive the view is withouth price...You can have a look of the whole archeological site

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A small group of us challenged a lot of steps and scramble sites in order to get to this location but it gives you a great look see at the valley in Petra where so many people are walking ...about 500 M below. A decent slog is needed but you feel you have accomplished something after doing it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It is true, you get stunning views from all over Petra and this is no exception. Through my 6 day experience in Petra, lighting makes a huge difference, which would probably determine whether or not you think the views are good. Midday-2pm is too sunny, but I guess if you are on a day-trip, you can't be fussy. This steep,... More

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Pennsboro, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A good hike to some of the most wonderful views in Petra. I suggest that you make the climb early in the day to avoid the heat. and crowds.

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