The Lost City of Petra

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Petra is an amazing UNESCO site in Jordan that was built in the 4th century BC. It's Jordan's most visited tourist attraction for good reason, it's absolutely stunning! You wander through a tall sandstone canyon to reach the city, and the first thing you see when you arrive is the The Treasury above, a massive stone building carved right into the mountainside. As you wander further, you can marvel at an entire city that had carved dwellings right into the earth with masterful intricacy. This site has been the topic of books and poetry, and showcased in featured films like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Add this one to your bucket list, it's worth the journey. 

Tips:

  • Avoid summer season, it's unbearable hot
  • Don't ride the donkeys and camels, they're incredibly mistreated (this is just a personal preference)
  • Bring water and snacks, there aren't a lot of options on site
  • Wear comfortable shoes with good grip, you can still wander inside some of the structures but some of the stone is smooth from all the foot traffic

 

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