Siq

Siq, Petra - Wadi Musa: Hours, Address, Siq Reviews: 5/5

Historic Walking Areas • Hiking Trails
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Secret & Secure Approach to a Vast & Impressive Ancient City
Dec 2019
My adult son & I had a marvelous adventure while traveling to the valley-setting of ancient Petra, through the 1.2 km narrow slot-canyon approach known as The Siq. The surrounding walls of rose-colored, striated-stone, soaring straight up to heights as high as 80 meters in places, obliterate the sky from view nearly the entire length. This natural passageway offered secure protection to Petra's early residents. Finally, upon exiting the Siq, the visitor will gasp with wonder at the intricately carved, and immense Treasury, proudly standing before you, nearly 40 meters high. While walking the Siq, note the time-worn, cart ruts visible in spots along the pathway where the stone-paved street remains. Notice evidence of the Nabataean, early water-management system along the journey. Be cautious of the rapidly approaching, horse-drawn carriages which shuttle tourists into Petra for a fee. The colorful, blanket-wrapped carts make for an exotic photo. The anticipation of what is to come with your initial glimpse of the Treasury & beyond, heightens as you progress through this beautiful & unusual geological marvel.
Written November 22, 2020
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,095 contributions
Gorgeous
Dec 2019
No way you can miss the Siq while visiting Petra, since it's basically the only way towards the complex. Walking through the gorge and been rewarded with the view over the Treasury is stunning.
Written November 17, 2020
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Mihaela11
Amman, Jordan5,734 contributions
Fascinating...
Jul 2020
I visited Petra many times but I always go back with pleasure to learn new things.
Petra was the first stop on a tour Petra-Wadi Rum-Aqaba I booked with Mawakeb Travel& Tourism.
The entry to Petra is free of charge for Jordanians.
Walking through the Siq is relaxing and protects you from the summer heat.
The scenery is amazing and impressing, a travel in time and history.
Written August 6, 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada1,919 contributions
Life Experience
Feb 2020
The design of this passage way was to protect the city. Our tour guide took his time explaining some of its details, including the water system. It was an great experience seeing the different colour and shape of rock formation along the path.
The most vivid experience was definitely, hearing the sound of horse carriage coming, waiting, waiting, then, one or two of them coming toward you at full speed. It was like back in time.
Written July 6, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Amazing!
Oct 2019
Fascinating walk up to Petra. Almost like a movie. You know you will soon see the reason why you're here, but first you have to pass this passage. Admire the watering system and imagine how it must have been 2000 years ago.
On you way back you'll be less happy that you have to climb all the way... :-)
Written July 2, 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,239 contributions
Interesting and challenging site for photography
Feb 2020
People around and horses and carts going by at speed, all this means if you are an amateur photographer you will need to be alert. The photography possibilities are marvelous, because this is a slot canyon in sandstone. Shadows, diffused lighting, rock colors - all contribute to good photos. Look for contrast. Pay attention to composition. I needed to do post-processing once home for cropping and other adjustments. Remember to take pictures going in and coming out. Also, notice the details such as aqueducts and steps and the Nabataean stone pavement. Re gear, go light, a DSRL with a zoom lens (have one with wide-angle) works well.
Written June 24, 2020
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Latoyaa1
Scarborough, Tobago273 contributions
Amazing passage way
Feb 2020 • Solo
Get enchanted as you walk the main pathway into the city of Petra. There are alot of markers and info along the way. It took me about 40mins with some stops. If you want a carriage ride you can pay for it but I think the walk is reflective and humbling.
Written June 4, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
Entrance to the Ancient City
Jan 2020
The main entrance to the ancient city of Petra is called the Siq. It is a narrow winding passageway that is about .6 mi (1 km) long and in some places only 6 ft (2 m) wide. It is surrounded on both sides by towering canyon walls. The colors are gorgeous, the weather-worn rock shapes out of this world and punctuated with Nabatean carvings. Incredible! Just be aware of your surroundings, because the horse carriages travel at breakneck speed and seem to think they own the road. To get to the Siq, you’ll first walk thru the main gate and follow the path known as Bab As Siq, Gateway to the Siq (this distance is also about 1 km). Animal transportation is available, but walk if you can, you’ll enjoy the experience much more. At the end of your visit, the walk out is uphill, so save a little energy for the end! Go early and go off-season.
Written April 3, 2020
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,258 contributions
The passage
Apr 2019
It's the narrow passage that ends up at the treasury. All the way you can enjoy natural colors and carvings (natural or human made)
Written March 31, 2020
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DQShaw
York, ME1,345 contributions
Gateway to iconic site
Feb 2020
Such as amazing experience. We went as part of a guided trip, the background history he shared with us made it more special. Must of taken 200 photos while in Petra. Wish we could of spent a second day there. The opens on the Al Khazeneh. Just knowing that on this very path many people from ancient to modern civilizations walked is magical. There are horse drawn carriages available. We saw many go by. We walked to savor every step.
Written March 29, 2020
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