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  • Day19

    Day 19f. Petra, Jordan.

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We passed several more grand tombs before the path turned into a staircase meandering up up up clockwise around the mountain. We were not sure where it could lead us but after about 20 minutes we thought we might enquire. We were delighted to discover that this was the trail to lead us up above the Treasury. We intended to find this trail next and had steeled ourselves for that climb. Miraculously we were already half way up. It got steeper and more rugged but finally we made the top. Locals had erected a shelter and sold "cold" drinks. The view down to the Theatre and Treasury were remarkable.Read more

  • Day17

    Day 17a. Petra, Jordan

    August 21, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Petra the capital of the Nabataens. More than 2000 years old built in the heart of the Shara Mountains. It prospered in the first centuries BC and AD and was a vital part of a major trading route connecting ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.Read more

  • Day19

    Day 19g. Petra, Jordan.

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    It was already past one and time to head back. It was hot. Our legs were tired. The pervasive smell of donkey piss which added character 3 days ago grew offensive. We struggled back through the Siq bidding a final farewell to the Treasury. The 3km drudge back became a blur. Finally we arrived in our hotel with just one stop on the way to the museum to take photos of clay pipes.
    Petra has been truly great but we are exhausted for the 3rd day in a row and we are officially all Petra-ed out.
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  • Day18

    Day 18. Petra, Jordan.

    August 22, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Started the day with another great breakfast.
    Dusty boots are ready for another trekking day. Off to Petra to walk the Siq, the natural sandstone Gorge that leads to the Treasury.
    We walked 1km from our hotel to the Petra entrance then 3km to the Treasury and another 5km to Qasr al-Blint and another 3km up to the Ad-Deir (Monastery).
    Along the way we saw the Colonnaded Street and Lion Triclinium.
    The Colonnaded Street (lined with columns) would have been one of the main shopping streets.
    The Temple of the Winged Lions, dedicated to Al-Uzza, a monument to Petra’s Goddess, has a photo feature where you can see what it looked like.
    Ad Deir or the Monastery is one of the largest monuments in Petra measuring 47m wide and 48.3m high. It dates to 2nd C AD during the reign of King Rabel II.
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  • Day18

    Day 18b. Petra, Jordan.

    August 22, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    We continued our climb above the Monastery to a panoramic view of the Petra surrounds.
    The Lion Triclinium is on the Ad-Deir Trail. It has two lions carved on both sides of the entrance and the facade is decorated with the head of Medusa at each end.Read more

  • Day18

    Day 18c. Petra, Jordan.

    August 22, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    The Petra Museum Visitor Centre is located before the entry gates to Petra. It was built in 2014. It is free entry.
    It contains 280 artifacts, dating back to different ages, the exhibition consists of five halls showing the history of Petra and information about the Nabatean's life and their civilization and showing their life tools and statues which were discovered in Petra by archaeological excavations teams.
    The trek back to our Sunset Hotel was not as arduous today. Back for a shower and rest. A Carakale Jordan beer at Wranglers’s Bar in the Petra Palace Hotel then dinner. The street restaurants are not allowed to serve alcohol so we go to a bar first.
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  • Day19

    Day 19. Petra, Jordan.

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Day 3 in Petra and again we set off down the street to the Siq and on passed the Treasury. Yes it is old hat now as we muse at people taking pictures of minor rock carvings on the way to the splendour. "Hey! 3 days in a row, Indie?" call the horse floggers as we amble past in the morning sun. Again we refuse their kind invitations for a ride.
    We spent more time exploring the rock formations, carvings, dams and waterways along the Siq.
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  • Day19

    Day 19a. Petra, Jordan

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Today we are taking the third great walk.
    The first was to the High Place of Sacrifice.
    The second was to the Monastery
    Now the third is to the Royal Tombs and then on to the lookout high above the Treasury.
    We think it will be an easy day as we stop to marvel at minor sites that the busy throng just bussle past.
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  • Day19

    Day 19e. Petra, Jordan.

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Petra is milling with local Bedouins, camels, horses, donkeys, dogs and cats and all polite and well behaved. We never felt hassled by the traders. They always try to sell a ride, their goods and refreshments but when we decline they say ‘have a nice day’. We didn’t feel threatened by the animals even when their were small groups of dogs. The children, still on summer school holidays, were a little more persistent.Read more

  • Day19

    Day 19b. Petra, Jordan.

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    It was hotter today. We were conscious of finding shady spots to rest and to drink water.
    The Royal Tombs is the name given to the four magnificent facades at the end of the main path.
    The Urn Tomb, the Silk Tomb, the Corinthian Tomb and the Palace Tomb.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Petra, ጴጥራ, البتراء, بيترا, پترا, Петра, পেত্রা, Petra dAràbia, ޕެޓްރާ, Πέτρα Ιορδανίας, Pétra, પેટ્રા, פטרה, पेत्रा, Պետրա, ペトラ, პეტრა, 페트라, പെട്ര, पेट्रा, பெட்ரா, పెట్రా, เปตรา, بترا, 佩特拉