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High Place of Sacrifice

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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Private Full-Day Trip to Petra from Amman
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Again- grab guide book or brochure or you will have no idea what this place is. Try not to skip this since it is on the way....a good stop

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again- grab guide book or brochure or you will have no idea what this place is. Try not to skip this since it is on the way....a good stop

Thank WMBandit
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The High Place of Sacrifice is only average - average for Petra, that is. We came in the back way, after coming in an alternate entrance to Petra, one that initially led us to the high view of the Treasury. As far as views of Petra go, we had better ones on our way from the high view of the... More 

Thank Karen M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the place where not so much people go...I love Gardener´s tomb ( if you stop thinking that is used as WC..) this is one of the lovelies place in Petra.

Thank Markéta V
Lake Villa, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little surprised that there wasn't a view of more of Petra itself when we got to the top of the High Place of Sacrifice, but there were still stunning views of the surrounding topography. I definitely recommend, especially if you don't make it a return-the-way-you-came trek but make the whole loop. (If you start on the trail... More 

Thank Karmen L
Worcester, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Petra is a massive site, we were only there for a day, but you could spend days here..... we saw this on the way to the Royal Tombs (not quite such a climb as the monastery). Love Petra, trip of a lifetime. Stunning.

Thank Jo K
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yo do this properly you must do the whole circuit. We did it from the Qasr El Bint (Basin Restaurant) which I think is the best way. It starts just beside the temple. The trail starts gently but then winds its way up through gorges with amazing tombs. We met 2 people on the whole trek coming the opposite way.... More 

Thank DavidJoane
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing. Small. Little left and that is poorly preserved. Hard to access and even the high views are somehow lacking.

Thank alanpcoleman
Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hike starts right from the Street of Facades. We walked up to the top through the cool and narrow valley. The souvenir stalls were few and far between and there were few hikers. The stairs are beautifully cut out of the mountain. At the hilltop platform we met by a Bedouin women that insisted on playing a flute for... More 

Thank reise-tanta-di
South England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do first thing when its cool. Its a little way up but really worth it. Take the back way down, past the tomb of the soldier.

Thank OzS
Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Petra is an apparently unending array of discovery. Above the theatre, in the town area is the high place if sacrifice, with fabulous views down, over the excavated finds.

Thank Andrew D

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