"The dripping well - a good place to picnic!" Top 5 Page for this destination High Place of Sacrifice Tip by TheWanderingCamel

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It is possible to turn off these steps, perhaps two thirds of the way up, where a narrow track leads off to the right, while the main path turns sharply left. This brings you onto a wide ledge looking out over the valley below. Here you find Petra's dripping well in the Wadi Qattar.

This place is cool even in the height of summer. If you have brought a picnic with you, and if you have avoided the tempting detours along the way here, this is a perfect place and time to have your lunch with cold water running nearby! On the way back perhaps, so that you don't have to push yourselves to finish the climb after eating.

If you have have something in which to catch it, the water that drips down is pure and you can drink it with no fears of unfortunate effects - don't try this with the water on the ground though.

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  • Written Aug 7, 2005
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