Petra, One of the 7 Wonders - Trail II
Known as one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, the city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Also called the "Red Rose City" because of the colour of the stone from which is it carved, the site is located 240 km south of the capital Amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba.
People don't often realize how big Petra is! To discover it in full, I have created a series of 3 tours around this magnificent site.
In this particular tour, we'll explore the Street of Facade, which is the name given to the row of monumental Nabataean tombs carved in the southern cliff face. At the end of the Street of Facades’ necropolis, we'll take a look at the monumental theatre, proof that Petra was also a true "city of the living". We'll then move on to discover the series of large mausoleums rising majestically and overlooking the centre of Petra called "Royal Tombs before ending our tour at the Great Temple, one of the key sites in the Nabataean city.
Petra, the world wonder, is undoubtedly Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction and one you shouldn't miss.