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High Place of Sacrifice

Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: You’ll see carved monuments on the sides of mountains and striking views at this site, but set...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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167 reviews 167 reviews
103 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is many stairs and a long way to hike, but it is worth it to see everything in Petra. All of the building are amazing.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you want to enjoy a rather intimate place in Petra, then this is it. It is quite a walk upstairs to get there, but the stairs and the path itself are 2 thousand year old wonders. When you finally get there, you get a whole view of the valley with numerous palaces. One can detour a bit on the... More 

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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have to say that I was so excited when I finally made it up to the High Place of Sacrifice. It is a hellish climb, either the main way or the back way (I came up the back). But when you get to the top you are just so happy, though I may say I was a bit puzzled.... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

After the high place and on the trail back to the colonaid you will come to a T at the site of the Egyptian column and a Bedouin drink store. Take the base of the T and this will lead to the old crusader fortress. You can walk all the way to the top of this hill but after the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

absolutely the best hike in Petra. You discover hidden tombs away from the main traffic and get to see the park in different angle.

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Adamstown
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you like stairs you'll love this place! A stunning walk up through the rocks takes you to a dusty plateau. The obelisks are worth a lookbut you need to head for the crusader ruins and scrabble up the rock face to find the high place itself. Time it right and you'll have this magical place and its tremendous views... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Make sure you have enough time to explore leisurely. I understand there is spectacular view of the area from the top.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

When you pass The Treasure at Petra, going inside the city, you will see on our right, on the top, a temple used for sacrifices and that can be seen from all places in the city. It's worth climbing and go there -- the view from the temple is amazing and also, the main room has revealed along the time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We walked up via the Soldiers Monument and Lion Monument so it was a long walk with some steep parts but a great view of Petra.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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172 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A steep 45 minute ascent but great views over the site at the top. Steps can be a little taxing so ensure your shoes have grip!

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