Have a time travel to stunning PETRA…..

Petra is an ancient, historical and archaeological city located in southern Jordan known for its rock-cut architecture of buildings as well as the system designed to supply water throughout. In the 4th century BCE, it was another capital of Nabataean Kingdom, but later on became one of major trade centers.

Here are some details about touring Petra:

  1. Entrance Fees:
    The fees for entering Petra are different according to the type and length of visit. It is recommended to visit the official website or contact local authorities for current information.
  2. Opening Hours:
    Petra is generally accessible to visitors every day but its hours of operation may differ. Normally it starts early in the morning and finishes late afternoon. There might be night tours on some days.
  1. Guided Tours:
    While it is possible to venture into Petra all alone, using a guide can already offer more meaning by adding some historical background and noted events. You can hire guides at the gates or book in advance.
  2. Main Attractions:

Siq: The narrow gorge leading to Petra, with high cliffs on either side.
Al-Khazneh (The Treasury): An iconic structure carved into the rose-red cliffs, famous for its intricate design.
The Street of Facades: A row of monumental Nabataean tombs.
The Royal Tombs: Including the Urn Tomb, Silk Tomb, and others.
The Monastery (Ad-Deir): A monumental structure at the top of a long flight of stairs.

  1. Transportation:
    Petra lies in the southwestern region of Jordan. Wadi Musa is the closest town.
    Visitors usually come by car, tour bus or even on foot from Wadi Musa.
    Private cars are parked in a separate parking area.
  2. Weather:
    Petra tends to be very hot, especially in the summer. Visiting in the cooler months is recommended.
    Add comfortable clothing, strong walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen or sunblock to the list.
  3. Services:
    Near the entrance and in Petra there are facilities available such as restrooms, souvenir shops; cafes .
  4. Photography:
    Photographers will have many opportunities of excellent pictures, especially during golden hours in the morning and evening.
  5. Respect Local Customs:
    When visiting religious or sacred sites be aware of local customs and regulations, such as dress code.

It would be wise to verify any updates or changes in the regulations regarding your travel before planning a visit to Petra as circumstances and rules may alter with time.

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