Siq
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The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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  • JimParkway
    Toronto, Canada2,098 contributions
    Life Experience
    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.
    Visited February 2020
    Written July 5, 2020
  • GreenThumb331
    San Fernando, Philippines2,912 contributions
    Trip to JORDAN: Day 4 Part 1
    Before entering the Siq you will need to travel on a wide valley known as the Bab as-Sīq. You can either walk or ride a horse. The local horsemen will ask for a 7USD tip for the short ride. The Siq is the main entrance to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. It is a dim, narrow gorge (in some points no more than 3 meters (10 ft) wide) and winds its way approximately 1.2 kilometers and ends at Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (the Treasury). Most tourist would walk directly and swiftly to get to the treasury probably because of time constraints. We were fortunate to have had a guide who narrated the historical details as we walked along the Siq. You will find ancient carvings along the way. It was an amazing magical walk before entering the main city. Walk slowly and enjoy the spectacular views of the Siq if you have the time. This is the path that the advance Nabateans and Romans used in the old times to get to the main city. It is a mystery why the great city of Petra suddenly ended.
    Visited April 2019
    Written March 3, 2020
  • Nadina P
    New York City, New York283 contributions
    Just the beginning
    The Siq is the entryway that leads from the ancient "main road" into the city itself. Coming through here, it's hard to believe something more amazing awaits you at the end of this walk, but it's true. I recommended walking rather than riding through here, so you can take your time admiring the aqueducts, rock formations, and other formations. However, don't meander too slowly; this is just the beginning of a very amazing day, and I can guarantee you'll want enough time to properly explore as much of the city as you can.
    Visited November 2019
    Written January 10, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,658 contributions
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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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica651 contributions
Mar 2020
I am sooo glad we took the Jordan Pass for 2 days so we got to pass the Siq several times...I just loved it. Make sure you take the time and really appreciate this 1.2 kms passage and don't rush to the Treasury.
There is really a lot to see from carvings on the walls as well as the ancient pipes for transporting water to the city, continue looking up and see how the two edges would fit if you put them back together.
Definitely one of my favorite parts in Petra.
Written March 16, 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,659 contributions
Feb 2020
The Siq is the main entrance to the old city of the Nabatean Empire - Petra. The access is through a very narrow gorge, about 1.5 kilometers long. In many places in the gorge you almost do not see the sky anymore. However, the trip is worth it because at the end of the way you will see the most important building in Petra - Al Khazneh (Treasury).
Written March 6, 2020
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BaronFoer
Jacksonville, FL886 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
It was a bit underwhelming. The ruins are unfortunately not well protected and being sandstone deteriorating every year. They are quite a site to see and some well worth the time and expense to see. But I think you should more enjoy the overall site and how incredible the carvings are and how many big projects they had. The scale is fantastic and deserves appreciation, not so much the main area. I do recommend you go the extra 500 yards to the amphitheater and just do a 360 degree turn to take in the details.
Written September 10, 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,057 contributions
Sep 2022
This is the walkway you have seen in Indiana Jones and many other films/documentaries. Ensure you hire a guide as there is so much to see and spot along the way. We went through the Siq at night and one morning and noticed nothing. But on the third walkthrough, with a guide, we were amazed at the various carvings along the way that you wouldn't notice otherwise.
Written October 8, 2022
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Latoyaa1
Scarborough, Tobago273 contributions
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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tereztravels
Canada193 contributions
Nov 2021
We've walked back and forth enough times now to sometimes wish it wasn't quite so long. Because it takes at least a half hour to get in and out (from entrance to treasury), leaving Petra for a nap or lunch, etc isn't always worth it. It doesn't cease to be beautiful however.
We experienced walking out as the sun was setting, and it sure gets dark quickly. Luckily we had flashlights along. It definitely felt safe, just eerie and adventurous. It's usually an interesting and fun walk - we've never taken the horses or golf carts but those are options.
Written January 3, 2022
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,554 contributions
Mar 2020
The walk to the start of the main sites in Petra, such as the Treasury building takes about 30 minutes. You can hire a donkey or a horse but it far better to walk. It is definitely worth getting a local guide because there are many things to see that you would probably miss. Look out for the carving of the Bedouin leading a camel.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,410 contributions
Nov 2022
The Siq is a long narrow canyon that leads to the Treasury in Petra. The Siq has high walls that vary in color. The path is paved, it takes around half an hour if you hike to the Treasury. The Treasury features in the Indiana Jones movies. When you turn the corner and see the Treasury for the first time, it is a revelation. No amount of movies can prepare you for the real thing. By the way, if you don't want to walk, you can take kart one way or both ways. Prices are fixed.
Written November 8, 2022
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JamieJW
Quakertown, PA2,169 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Impressive canyon path that leads to The Treasury of Petra.

The pathway is partially shaded which is a huge help on the hot sunny days that we had in November.

Of course The Treasury is the end result of this amazing walk but the pathway itself is worth exploring, taking your time and looking at the various carvings and tracing the path of the flow of water.
Written November 23, 2022
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