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“Best Hike in Petra” 5 of 5 stars
Review of High Place via Wadi Farasa

High Place via Wadi Farasa
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Hiking Trails, Landmarks
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NorCal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Hike in Petra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

(See my other review for High Place of Sacrifice for more detail, didn't' know this hike had it's own separate heading)
Everyone wants to see the Monastery, and rightly so, but truth be told, you get a better scope of Petra by hiking Wadi Farasa to the High Place. Stunning views of an ancient city that go on for miles. Hike the Monastery and then do this hike. It'll make for a long, exhausting day, but if you've only got one day, it will be well worth the effort.

Visited November 2012
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Top of Petra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The high place is well worth the climb and the views are fantastic, you can carry on down the back of teh hill and you will be rewarded by tombs that are good and not nearly as busy as the others on the main trails.

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Belgium
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“the best of Petra!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I loved Petra, all of it! But the most astonishing for me personally was this hike, up to the High Place, and than back down "the normal" way in the evening (with great light).
So many monuments on the way, and spectacular scenery and views every where.
Well worth it, but make sure you are in a good condition and carry plenty of water.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Stumbled on this gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

It's well worth walking up and around the back route to the High Place via the Wadi Farasa valley. Amazing set of tombs and monuments all the way up. It's a magical place, with much fewer tourists! You'll have the place to yourself if you're lucky!!

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Cambridge MA
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“Worth the hike. Do it first!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

You know you'll have motivation to hike up to the Treasury... So if you see the place of high sacrifice first, then you won't be tempted to skip it later in the day. Amazing view and a cool site.

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