"The Siq" Siq Tip by call_me_rhia

Siq, Petra: 56 reviews and 111 photos

  the siq at petra
by call_me_rhia

The Siq is the natural entrance to Petra, and basically the feature that kept this rose city isolated from the rest of the world for centuries. It's a 1.2 kilometres long winding passageway into rocks of the surrounding mountains: at places it's really narrow - a few metres wide - look up and there's 200 metres of sandstone mountains around you. It takes a while to walk it - and the longer you stay in it, the longer you will build up your Petra's expectations - which is a very healthy thing. On the ground, on the left, you can see a water channel that used to bring water into this mysterious city.

Address: Petra
Directions: the gateway to the old city of Petra
Phone: +962-6-460-3360

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 13, 2004
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