Greatest Things You Must Do in Petra


Petra clearly is one of many wonders of the world. It’s a spot we have always desired to visit, and it doesn’t disappoint!

Petra means “rock” in Greek, and it’s easy to see the place the metropolis got its name from. Amazing buildings have been excavated from the mountains surrounding it, greater than 2,000 years ago. The color of the sandstone within the Red Rose City and the warmth of the desert will follow you and can leave an impression that's hard to forget.

Here are the issues to not miss in Petra:

1| Walk through the Siq at sunrise

There is nothing fairly like strolling through the Siq within the early hours of the morning. You will just about have the site to your self and can be able to discover the trail to the Treasury almost in solitude. The Siq, which means “gorge”, is a path round 1-kilometre lengthy that twists and turns between cliffs eroded by nature.

Take your time to discover the Siq, surrounded by the impending partitions that may attain 150 meters tall. There are an odd stillness and silence that will follow you thru the rocks, and when you attain the finish of the Siq, you'll begin to catch a glimpse of the solar again, and there you'll finish up in entrance of an awe-inspiring sight: the Treasury.

2| The Treasury

The Treasury, Al-Khazneh, is as spectacular as you can imagine, carved directly into the cliff face and standing forty meters tall above you. You will really feel like Indiana Jones, standing in entrance of it!

We reached The Treasury early within the morning when the daylight confirmed us the most beautiful sight, however we recommend going again between 5 and 6 pm when the entire cliff displays the red-rose color that gives the name to this ancient city.

3| The Monastery

Reaching The Monastery is a little journey in itself!

There are 800 steps that are ready for you on the ascent to the top. But, even when you really feel such as you have had sufficient of monuments carved into the rock, the route itself with the wonderful views of the desert ought to be sufficient to persuade you to maintain climbing.

There are lots of kids that will give you to ride a donkey to the highest by saying “Air-conditioned taxi, mister?”, however we preferred utilizing our personal leg power.

During the climb, you'll finish up thinking often “We should be almost there”, or, “It can’t be a lot further”, solely to show and see one other steep set of steps to climb.

And then, after what appears just like the longest possible climb within the excruciating heat…you get there!

It takes some time to take all of it in. The Monastery facade is bigger than The Treasury, and though much less ornate, its size is sticking. The facade is definitely outstanding! In entrance of it, there's a little cafe’ arrange in a cave which is the perfect place to rest. Sit within the shadow and take time to benefit from the view.

While you are on the way down you'll pass many individuals struggling on the way to the top, all asking “How a lot longer?”, or, “Is it far?”, or, “Is it worth it?”, and we can say with out a doubt, It IS worth it!

4| Hiking to the Top for a Breath-taking View

While you stroll through Petra, there'll be many guides that will try to persuade you to take a donkey ride or a camel ride. This wasn’t essentially one thing that we desired to do, however when you are fairly match and love hiking, we strongly recommend that you ask round for somebody to information you to the highest of the Siq. We suggest you to not try the hike alone, as it’s not particularly safe to wander round these routes unless you are assured about the place you're going – it's a steep ascent to the top!

The climb, ranging from the Royal Tombs, will take you roughly an hour on the way up, or a few hours in total, if you are reasonably fit. Once you attain the top, there's a tea tent arrange in which you can enjoy a pleasant drink. This is a particular must-see, you'll not remorse it!

5| Petra Kitchen

This might be a little unconventional however it was one of many issues we loved the most throughout our keep in Jordan. We examine it on TripAdvisor and it didn’t disappoint.

Petra Kitchen offers a night spent cooking Jordanian dishes with native chefs. All the dishes you'll put together and eat are made with native ingredients and the wonderful team from Petra Kitchen will give you a copy of all of the recipes, so that you can share the inspiring style of Jordan with your household and friends again home.

We spent a lovely night right here – the meals was scrumptious however most of all we met a lot of incredible people and shared an unforgettable expertise with different visitors.


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