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Petra is Jordan's most famous tourist attraction. A city hewn by the Nabateans into the rose-coloured rock hidden behind the surrounding mountains, the site became famous after reports by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812.

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Petra Discussions

  • Eilat- Petra
    What is the best way to visit Petra from Eilat. Not interested in expensive tour generally offered. Easy to travel by bus, taxi? Need your expertise. Regards ...

  • Transport to petra
    Hello all, heading to Amman next week and I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a shuttle busstraight from the Amman airport to Petra, or would I have to head into Amman then do it from there? Any idea of the costs involved? Thanks ...

  • Cairo to Petra?
    Anyone done this before? or made a day trip to petra from Sinai? ...

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Petra Blog Entries

  • Day 2 - Friday 18th November
    Our entire day today was spent at Petra , an ancient city built as the capital for the Nabataeans, It was an amazing place! ...
    Posted in Jordan and Israel 2011 by israeladventure

  • Jordan
    Well Jordan was an amazing place, Petra well worth visiting. Interesting when you look on map and think of the amount of times the rulership of this area has changed hands, Petra, known also as Bozrah in The Bible, was the capital city of the land of Edom, I am told. Amman, the capital of Jordan, was in Ammon ...
    Posted in Marty and Jane by Martynjane

  • Petra
    Sunday 27-12-64 We tried all morning to get a lift to Petra, but no luck. We finally gave up ...
    Posted in Shoestring Road by Ozac

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