Al-Khazneh

Al-Khazneh, Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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Be prepared for the breathtaking sight of this 2000-year-old monument which resembles a Greek temple with an urn at the top that was once reputed to hold priceless treasures.
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julia a
Miami, FL519 contributions
Breathtaking
Aug 2021 • Family
The beauty of the whole historic site can no be described with words. It’s beauty, history, enigmatic nature are beyond imagination. Right now it is the perfect moment to visit due to fewer tourists, with the advantage of being able to take good pictures with the sites almost entirely for yourself. Plan on visiting really early in the morning, we started at 7am. We stayed until 6pm and we had an awesome and memorable day.
However, here are some tips to take into consideration when visiting:
1- because of COVID, tourists are scarce and it has been a hard year for people who offer their services there, and for that reason, more than ever, they are trying to take advantage of tourists, which is upsetting. So my advice is DONT BUY ANYTHING there: almost everything (if not all) is made in China, if the cost is 1 Jordanian dinar, they will try to scam you saying that a poor lady with disabilities made it and they will try to squeeze you for 200. Don’t fall for that. You really don’t need anything that they sell there, unless it’s water.
2- they will invite you to their tents (places of business) offer you tea and even food for free but they will then try to sell you some overpriced junk. Just be careful it happened to us, and it dampens the experience of the site, so avoid going through that.
3- if you want to go to the Monastery via donkey, make sure you arrange the price beforehand. Round trip should be 10 dinars. They charged me 20 and demanded a tip. So I payed 45 for me and my daughter and our tour guide later confirmed we had paid too much. It is a very disappointing feeling to believe they are nice people only to realize they have scammed you, it is not a nice feeling. So my recommendation: visit, enjoy, agree beforehand on service prices but research what you should expect to pay ahead and don’t buy anything you don’t need and don’t believe any of their sob stories, they are lies (confirmed by our tour guide).
Apart from these bad experiences, Petra is absolutely fascinating and a must see.
Written August 29, 2021
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Joy
Amman, Jordan200 contributions
Now is the time to visit
Jun 2021 • Friends
Famous beauty with few tourists. Due to COVID, tourism still hasn’t picked up, but now is the perfect time to visit Petra. You will feel as though you were living with the Nabateans from long ago.
And you can get some picture perfect moments without swarms of tourists on every picture!
Written July 12, 2021
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
The Icon of Petra; Impressive!
Dec 2019
The Treasury "Al-Khazneh" is definitely the icon of Petra. Traveling through the slot canyon gorge known as "The Siq", the visitor will emerge from this 1.2 km approach where the immense and intricately carved facade of The Treasury is ultimately revealed. Far more expansive than imaginable, I gasped in disbelief and awe upon my initial glimpse. Unfortunately, but wisely, the interior "cave" of this rose colored sandstone edifice has been blocked off to access in more recent years. Yes; it is worth the travel and expense to experience this New 7th Wonder of the World.
Written November 20, 2020
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,095 contributions
Final Frontier
Dec 2019
This is the main reason people visit Petra and rightfully so. When walking through the Siq gorge the view over the Treasury slowly opens up an you'll be rewarded with a stunning experience.
Written November 17, 2020
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Ayoub E
Echirolles, France1 contribution
Fascinating
Jul 2020
It is a place full of history, and interesting for anyone who loves the history of the Middle East. With a beautiful landscape and a breathtaking monument.
The only problem is that I didn't take my cap with me and I regret it all along.
Written November 6, 2020
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Mihaela11
Amman, Jordan5,734 contributions
Fascinating
Jul 2020
After walking the Siq ,the first sight of the " Khazneh" is a marvel.
The rose color and the majestic symbol of Petra please your eyes.
And you wonder how people built this wonder more than 2000 years ago.
Because of the Covid Pandemic there are not many visitors at Petra, only Jordanians, and we could enjoy the view in peace.
Written August 6, 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada1,977 contributions
Finally, I'm Here
Feb 2020
This is the main reason why people come to Petra. It does take some times to get here and there is more distance to cover in the rest of the area. Unlike other tourist site, The Treasury is not the best spot; the whole area is worth your attention, from the entrance to the Basin Restaurant. Do your research!
If you have 3-4 hrs to spare, make an effort to hike up to the Monastery. It is much better than the Treasury and a lot less crowded.
P.S. The place usually less crowded on your return
Written July 6, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Must-see
Oct 2019
One of the most famous places on Earth. Definitely a place everyone should see once. But too many people know that so it's a super crowded madhouse all the time...
Written July 2, 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,239 contributions
Iconic site for photography
Feb 2020
After walking through the Siq, the Treasury comes into view with a classic photo opportunity. Stop. Look around. Take pictures and vary the composition. Re gear: we were on a pilgrimage so I was using a pocket camera which needed post-processing when I came home. Ideally I would have had my DSRL with the zoom lens so I could vary white balance etc. I saw no one with a tripod. Good views are from both sides as well as the front. Remember to shoot details. To your right as you enter the area is a short trail that you can take to have an overview of the site. Think about shooting stitches. You cannot enter the tomb. There will be a lot of action, so photos of camels, donkeys, carriages are possible. And, sit down and just look at the Treasury. It is fascinating.
Written June 24, 2020
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Latoyaa1
Scarborough, Tobago273 contributions
Great architecture
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was happy to stop here and enjoy but its a little over crowded so go early. Hike the Indiana trail yourself to the Highest Place. Just follow the crowd. There are a lot of shops to buy stuff to eat and souvenirs after taking about 40mins to an hour to walk to it from the main entrance.
Written June 4, 2020
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