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High Place of Sacrifice

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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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The hike is what makes it worth it

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A hot and hard climb in hot weather with little worth seeing at the top, relative to the other amazing sites in Petra

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Lipany, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not so crowdy as Siq and other frequent places. It gives you views from different perspective. Takes cca 4-5 hours (counting stops for taking pictures or just gazing out) Can see everything in one day, so save it for 2nd day.

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Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited this site when we went to Petra. There are a few steps to climb but worth it. You will be able to see down onto Petra and the other sites. I would recommend the climb.

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

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