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  • Address: Petra, Amman, Jordan
  • Hours: Daily
  • Admission: $50 for one day, $78 for two days and $85 for three days.

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The Treasury (Al Khazneh)

Jordan and its well-preserved prehistoric city of Petra go hand in hand; one can’t think of the former without the latter coming to mind. The remarkable Treasury, or al Khazneh, is located within the Jordan gem of Petra beside the scores of warm-hued sandstone. While the entire site is noteworthy for its dramatic temples, tombs and buildings carved out of rock by the ancient Nabateans, the Treasury holds its own at 131 feet (40 meters) tall.

Thought to have been built sometime in the first century B.C., the Treasury is one of Jordan’s most intricate temples (or perhaps tombs; no one knows which one it is for sure), with a design influenced by Greek architecture. At the entrance, visitors are greeted by statues of Castor and Pollux, Zeus’ mythological twins, who are believed to have spent half of their time in heaven and the other half in the underworld. Glance up and you’ll spy two enormous eagles symbolizing Dushara, a deity linked to Zeus and worshipped by the Nabateans. There is also an urn at the top, one believed to have once been filled with a Pharaoh’s treasure and covered in bullet marks said to have been from Bedouins wanting the urn for themselves. Peek inside the Treasury to see a chamber with attached rooms and uniquely rounded windows.

Practical Info

To reach the Treasury, visitors will first walk through the Siq, a narrow path flanked by Nabatean carvings, dwellings and shrines featuring smooth stone softened by the waters of Wadi Musa that once flowed through. Once through the Siq, you’ll enter the city of Petra near the Treasury. If the journey seems long, donkeys can be rented to make it easier. Entrance into Petra costs about $50 for one day, $78 for two days and $85 for three days. To truly feel like Indiana Jones (part of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed in Petra), purchase a fedora at the entrance to Petra and wear it while you explore.

Tours & Tickets

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Full Day Petra Tour by Coach from Aqaba, Aqaba, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Petra Tour by Coach from Aqaba

Book a seat with a group & travel from Aqaba to the UNESCO-listed city of Petra. Discover the rose red city of Petra and its rock-carved ruins on a day ...  Read more

Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.75
Petra Full Day Tour from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Petra Full Day Tour from Amman

Discover Petra’s rock-carved ruins, 'Indiana Jones' filming sites and rich Nabataean history on a day trip from Amman! After traveling south to the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery, Petra, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

See the best of Petra in 4 hours tour with a private, professional guide . See the famous attractions that Petra is known for, such as the siq ( narrow gorge ...  Read more

Location: Petra, Jordan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.75
Private Tour: Petra Day Trip including Little Petra from Amman, Amman, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Petra Day Trip including Little Petra from Amman

4.5 star rating: Recommended 474 Reviews

No visit to Jordan is complete without a visit to the rose-red city of Petra, one of the wonders of the world. Carved from the pink-hued stone more than 2,000 ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $243.75
Petra by Night Tour Ticket, Petra, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Petra by Night Tour Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

A romantic way to see Petra. The Petra by Night tour is not your typical sound-and-light show. There are no colored laser beams, no booming amplified music or ...  Read more

Location: Petra, Jordan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.75
Petra Day Trip from Amman, Amman, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Petra Day Trip from Amman

Discover Petra’s rock-carved ruins, 'Indiana Jones' filming sites and rich Nabataean history on a day trip from Amman! After traveling south to the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Petra by Bus and Boat from Sharm El Sheikh, Sharm el Sheikh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Petra by Bus and Boat from Sharm El Sheikh

What an amazing trip this is. Petra has been described as the city that was lost to the world for 1000 years. Truly a most unusual place and has to be seen to ...  Read more

Location: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 22 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00

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