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    Jordan - Petra

    April 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Petra is one of the 7 Wonders of the World. It is a unique city of dwellings carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans and was an important junction for the silk and spice trade routes linking Asia, Arabia and Rome.
    The ancient hidden part of Petra was rediscovered in 1812. It is a burial site and Hidden beyond a small crevice in the rocky mountain range is a spectacular series of tombs carved out of the rocks. There is also temples and churches of different eras. In more modern times people began living in these cave homes, but since the site became a World Heritage Site they have been relocated to the township outside the syc.
    The site is a major tourist attraction and was full of hustle and bustle and shonky traders but it is all great fun.
    We took a camel for part of the way back out . Some of the group took a donkey ride.
    The Jordanians are really nice people!
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