Petra Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Petra

Petra

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The stone city of Petra was carved into Jordan’s red rock cliffs more than 2,000 years ago. Once a Roman trading stop and stronghold of the Nabataean Arab kingdom, Petra is now a UNESCO World ...  Read more

Monastery (Al-Deir)

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Tucked in the hills of Petra, the Monastery (Al-Deir) is only matched in magnificence by the Treasury. Built during the first century, the structure carved into the mountain was not a monastery at ...  Read more

Siq

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As visitors walk through the narrow fissure known as the Siq, a sense of mystery and anticipation builds. This canyon-like corridor, partly natural and partly sculpted by the Nabataeans, serves as ...  Read more

The Treasury (Al Khazneh)

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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 ...  Read more

Byzantine Church (Petra Church)

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In 1990 American archeologist Kenneth W. Russell discovered the ruins of a Byzantine-era church. Two years later excavation began on the site of what is today simply called Byzantine Church or Petra ...  Read more

Little Petra (Siq al-Barid)

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Little Petra (Siq al-Barid) was a northern satellite of the main city, and it resembles Petra proper in enough ways to earn its nickname. Like at Petra, visitors approach Siq al-Barid through a ...  Read more

Roman Theater (Nabataean Theater)

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Contrary to its name, the Roman Theater (Nabataean Theater) was built by the Nabataeans years before the Romans entered Petra. The 2,000-year-old theater was carved into the rock, destroying ...  Read more

Royal Tombs

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Downhill from the Theatre the west-facing cliffs of Jebel al-Madhbah house a collection of impressive tombs — among the most impressive burial places in Petra — known collectively as the Royal ...  Read more

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