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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
Traveler Description: The so-named "High Place of Sacrifice" is a modestly challenging hike up from the valley floor.  The climb begins in the large, open area fairly... more »
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Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A long climb up (luckily mostly in the shade in the morning) of roughly 30 minutes, it's definitely worthwhile given what you see at the end. The walk up the steps takes you through a winding path up the canyon, and looking back will often leave you surprised at how high you've made it. Close to the top, look out... More

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We rocked up at Petra around 7am, first people through the gate. We hiked to the High Place of Sacrifice. Its steep and narrow in place, so if you're scared of heights avoid it, but man oh man, it was totally worth it!!!! Absolutely stunning. We stayed at the top for a while and had our little picnic. There appeared... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We climbed up here the second morning and enjoyed this enormously. The climb was not too bad for an average fit person, and this is a shorter way than up to the Monastery. (I noticed that some reviewers seemed to prefer Monastery very much over this one. I do not see such a big difference in their interestingness, and I... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was at the end of our hike and it was so overrated. We wish we didn't do it as it really took a lot of our energy and although the view was nice, you can easily do without seeing it as the rest of Petra has even more beautiful views.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Definitely worth the hike. You have fabulous views of the other Petra sites from the top. There are places to stop for tea along the way. Take a few minutes to hang out at the top and enjoy the views.

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