VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Petra" Petra Tip by call_me_rhia

Petra, Jordan: 113 reviews and 184 photos

  details of the treasury
by call_me_rhia
 
 

The pink city of the nabateans... who hasn't heard of it? it's as wonderful as you thought it would be, and maybe even more. Petra is stone: colourful stone and stone-carved buildings that leaves you breathless, and speechless. Petra's special to me because, after having been abandoned after an earthquake, it was rediscovered by a swiss explorer in 1812 (Johann Burckhardt) - and it's not everyday that you get to see something significant connected with a Swiss (call it nationalistic pride if you want). Top places you should not miss in Petra include Al-Khazneh (Treasury); the Roman Amphitheater; Al-Madbah (The Altar); the Nympheum and Royal Tombs; Ad-Dair (Monastery); Qasr Al-Bint (Castle of Pharaoh's daughter) and the Shrine of Haroon (Aaron, Moses' brother).

Address: Petra/ Wadi Mousa
Directions: souther Jordan (about 4 hours from Amman)
Website: http://whc.unesco.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Nov 16, 2002
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

call_me_rhia

“... traveling is not a destination ...”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 3 8
Forum Rank:
0 0 7 8 4

Have you been to Jordan?

  Share Your Travels