The Royal Tombs

The Royal Tombs, Petra - Wadi Musa

The Royal Tombs
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Scenic Walking Areas
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,026 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The Royal Tombs of Petra had two layers of vaults and is thought to be the tomb of the Nabatean king, to reach them you have to climb a stairway Malchus II. It was converted into a church by the Byzantines.
Written March 15, 2022
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Soraya0513
Budapest, Hungary873 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Another huge and amazing place inside Petra. I would not miss it in your place. The rocks are very colourful. Take your time here, enjoy the atmosphere. Sit down and enjoy the moment here. You might even get some travel companion like a cute donkey or dog.
Written March 3, 2022
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Jakub K
Prague, Czech Republic77 contributions
Dec 2021
The Royal Tombs are really impressive, but don't bother to go past Sextius Florentinus Tomb.

We went all the way up (a lot of stairs) hoping to get nice elevated view on The Treasury but were very disappointed. End of the path is blocked by a shack and you are forced to stay, get a drink (and pay for it) or to leave and see nothing.
Written December 10, 2021
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Belfasttravelguy
Belfast, UK1,627 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Impressive and worth climbing the steps up to see the royal tombs. There are a few stalls along the way selling souvenirs and drinks. Also a nice view from the tombs.
Written November 6, 2021
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Dec 2019
We opted to hike back to The Monastery which left no time to closely inspect The Royal Tombs on our way out of Petra. The Royal Tombs are visible from Petra's valley-floor pathway, and do make for a lovely photo-op, even from a distance. The close grouping of The Royal Tombs & their intricately carved facades are a beautiful site to behold. Inspect more closely if time-constraints prevent you from exploring the Petra Valley any further.
Written November 22, 2020
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,098 contributions
Dec 2019
Some way up from the main road and certainly worth visiting, stunning colours on the walls and ceilings and must see.
Written November 17, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Jan 2020
A collection of magnificent monuments known as the Royal Tombs is carved into the west-facing cliffs of Jebel Al Khubtha. They are thought to be the final resting place of Nabatean royalty, but like the rest of Petra, there is speculation as to the original intent of the structures. You can enter, but word of warning, some of them stink to high heaven from animal droppings. Don’t miss the ceiling of the Urn Tomb – spectacular! And be careful when you explore. The ground is uneven and rocky and there aren’t any safety railings. The best overall view is from across the valley. The colors of the rock are enhanced by the afternoon sun.
Written April 3, 2020
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,258 contributions
Apr 2019
As always an exhausting way up but it is still highly recommended. Great place with wonderful natural colors especially the ceilings
Written March 31, 2020
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Doyleygirl
Harpenden, UK302 contributions
Mar 2020
Visited Petra for the day. What an amazing place. This is a must see destination during your lifetime. Go Early. It is quite amazing once you have walked your way around the dusty, bendy and bumpy tracks to get to the heart of this ancient wonder. And boy be warned it is a LONG way and it is very hard work for us oldies. But once you reach The Treasury you just get that "WOW" factor and soak in all the amazement, and then it just carries on, and on.... the dust, the camels, the horses, the donkeys, the vendors, the hustle and bustle - Truly amazing. A MUST.
Written March 20, 2020
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica645 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a really great part to end the day...on the way back from the restaurants you can hike back and walk in the royal tombs, which like the monastery..faces west so looks great at sunset.
You won't miss them...
Written March 17, 2020
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