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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Description: You’ll see carved monuments on the sides of mountains and striking views...
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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If you have the energy and the time it is well worth climbing up to the high place of sacrifice. The views over Petra are great and the remains at the top give a clear picture of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Kavala, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you have the energy and the time it is well worth climbing up to the high place of sacrifice. The views over Petra are great and the remains at the top give a clear picture of the rituals. It is also a very peaceful place to spend a while chillling.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I think the long walk deserve it. After the endless stairs you will get fascinating views and the chance to see or imagine the sacrifice rituals. If you plan it well in the day, you will be able to see a nice changing colors of the rocks.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

you'll need around an hour long walking up the trenchs and the old rocky steps on the this mountain , you'll feel like you are one of those Nabateans about to witness a sacrificial event ,, until you arrive the top and see the site of the old alter and you'll notice the red painted arrows on the ground leading... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I remember reading reviews here and talking to others who have done this trek before I did it and it gets mixed reviews. Some loved it but some said it's a tough walk and the views aren't great. I wholly disagree. This is completely worth it. I arrived into the Petra complex at 6am so started on this walk at... More 

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Wolverhampton.UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Brilliant.. A bit of a walk away from the Main Street and a bit of a scramble at times but well worth the effort in you have a reasonable degree of fitness and some adequate footwear. Some amazing views from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Passing the shop at the Street of Facades I saw the stairs heading up the canyon and on checking the map noted it takes you to the High Place of Sacrifice. It is a tough climb, but they have a number of spots for rest stops. The view at the top is definitely worth the effort climbing up the canyon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I climbed the steps to the high place of sacrifice on my second day at Petra, best to start as early as possible and not do the climbing in the hottest part of the day. Once up top you get marvellous views overlooking Petra that should not be missed, as others have said take the longer route down and make... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is a part of Petra than can be missed. You need to do a lot of walking.to find all the mysteries of Petra.

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Aylesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Its a 15 minute climb up the steps to the top, but then you get incredible views, and sight of the amazing sacrifice place on the top. After seeing this, follow the processional route down to the back of the city, and see more temples hidden away, before emerging close to the main city centre. Amazing

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you are not sure of directions, just ask someone when you reach the top area--there are always people willing to help.

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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Ma'in Governorate  >  Petra - Wadi Musa

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