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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

  • Nuweiba to Petra via ferry to Aqaba, or bus/taxi Taba/Eilat?
    We will be staying in Nuweiba and want to get to Petra. Can anybody offer advice on whether it is an easier trip overland through Israel or by ferry straight to Aqaba. Four people, no passport issues as we'll be flying out of Israel. Thanks, Marty. ...

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    is it still considered better to book a driver from Amman to Petra than to rent a car. There are 4 women and 1 man travelling end of March 2012 ...

  • Animal Charities in Jordan.
    I read there is a Brooke Animal Hospital opposite Petra that welcomes visitors. Can anyone tell me of any other horse/donkey charities in Jordan ? Will be visiting soon and my main interest is animal charities - - Thankyou - ...

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Petra Blog Entries

  • Petra
    The ancient city of Petra is, in my opinion, overrated. It's cool for the amount of buildings carved into caves and the sheer size of some of the buildings, but there is a lot of walking and if not for the historical aspect (which I don't know, but I hear there is one), it probably wouldn't be worth the admission ...
    Posted in Overland for 8 Months by chrisvasil

  • Jordan day 2
    About to embark on the day I was most looking forward to for this trip. Seeing Petra. Lonely ...
    Posted in Israel, Egypt, Jordan? by NYCgirl

  • Indiana Jones and the Lazy Horse
    Petra is an amazing place, a huge city of tombs, temples, a thearte, cave dwellings, sacred high places - all in a vast surreal landscape of sandstone outcrops and narrow siqs (gorges) and wadis (dry ...
    Posted in Adventure Points by rachndave

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