Jordan: Petra

Petra, the ancient city in the region of Edom also known as the Red Rose City. This archaeological rock-cut architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is famous for its half-built, half-carved into the rock and surrounded by mountain riddles with several passages. Located between Red Sea and Dead Sea, Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom and has been inhabited since 300 BC.

From the Visitors Centre, tourists have the option to walk or ride a donkey all the way to the Entrance to The Siq with fascinating display of rock formations. This narrow canyon passage with delicate rock carvings in the wall leads to the famous Al Khazneh better known as The Treasury which is featured in blockbuster films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Mummy Returns, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the like. As you continue your journey you will have a chance to visit the Streets of Facades, Royale TombsTheater, Colonnaded Street, Museum and the Monastery.

Petra without a doubt is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity and Jordan's most valuable tourism treasure.

Here are some of the biblical references that points to Petra:

The border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward. --Judges 1:36

He killed of Edom in the Valley of Salt 10,000 and took Sela by war, and named it Joktheel to this day. --2 Kings 14:7


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