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Petra

Jordan's "must see" site, the ancient stone city of Petra is carved out of solid rock. Petra covers a large area and consists of much more than just the famous "Treasury", which featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
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The resonably priced 3-star Petra Palace Hotel
The resonably priced 3-star Petra Palace Hotel
King Hussein and King Abdullah II at the entrance to Petra
King Hussein and King Abdullah II at the entrance to Petra
Petra entry fee schedule
Petra entry fee schedule
Luckily, there is nothing like this inside Petra itself
Luckily, there is nothing like this inside Petra itself
Map of Petra
Map of Petra
The road from the Visitor's Center to the Siq
The road from the Visitor's Center to the Siq
Djinn Blocks, Petra
Djinn Blocks, Petra
The Djinn Blocks were built by the Nabateans
The Djinn Blocks were built by the Nabateans
Riders and the Obelisk Tomb, 1st C. BC
Riders and the Obelisk Tomb, 1st C. BC
Petra is riddled with caves
Petra is riddled with caves
Petra looks a bit like Utah
Petra looks a bit like Utah
The entrance to the 1.2 km long Siq, a narrow cleft formed by the moutain splitting
The entrance to the 1.2 km long Siq, a narrow cleft formed by the moutain splitting
Many of Petras carvings are very worn
Many of Petras carvings are very worn
Inside the narrow Siq
Inside the narrow Siq
As-Siq, Petra
As-Siq, Petra
Freestanding carved building in the Siq
Freestanding carved building in the Siq
Inside the Siq
Inside the Siq
Water channel along the Siq
Water channel along the Siq
Part of the Roman road through the Siq
Part of the Roman road through the Siq
Siq
Siq
Finally at the end of the Siq, the famous Treasury
Finally at the end of the Siq, the famous Treasury
Siq and Treasury
Siq and Treasury
A little after 9 am, the facade will be fully illuminated
A little after 9 am, the facade will be fully illuminated
The end of the Siq
The end of the Siq
Inside the Treasury, built as the tomb of Nabataean King Aretas III
Inside the Treasury, built as the tomb of Nabataean King Aretas III
Side doorway in the treasury
Side doorway in the treasury
Jordanian guard at the Treasury, Petra
Jordanian guard at the Treasury, Petra
Doorway to the Treasury
Doorway to the Treasury
Treasury facade, still half in shadow
Treasury facade, still half in shadow
Carved horse and man, Treasury
Carved horse and man, Treasury
The Arabic name is Al-Khazneh
The Arabic name is Al-Khazneh
Treasury, Petra
Treasury, Petra
Treasury detail
Treasury detail
The cover photo from Lonely Planet Jordan
The cover photo from Lonely Planet Jordan
Treasury from the Siq
Treasury from the Siq
Treasury
Treasury
Treasury
Treasury
Petra taxi
Petra taxi
Treasury (Al-Khazneh) Petra
Treasury (Al-Khazneh) Petra
Treasury
Treasury
Treasury
Treasury
Passage from the Treasury to the rest of Petra
Passage from the Treasury to the rest of Petra
The Street of Facades, Petra
The Street of Facades, Petra
A minor tomb, Petra
A minor tomb, Petra
Most of the carved buildings in Petra have simple interiors
Most of the carved buildings in Petra have simple interiors
Mostly free-standing Tomb 70
Mostly free-standing Tomb 70
Necropolis, Petra
Necropolis, Petra
3 Bedouin girls at Petra
3 Bedouin girls at Petra
The beginning of the climb to the High Place of Sacrifice
The beginning of the climb to the High Place of Sacrifice
Locals offer their donkeys to take tourists up to the High Place of Sacrafice
Locals offer their donkeys to take tourists up to the High Place of Sacrafice
Young Jordanian man at Petra
Young Jordanian man at Petra
The Theatre, Petra
The Theatre, Petra
Climbing to the High Place of Sacrifice
Climbing to the High Place of Sacrifice
Interesting stone formations, Petra
Interesting stone formations, Petra
Steps to the High Place of Sacrifice
Steps to the High Place of Sacrifice
High Place of Sacrifice (Al-Madbah)
High Place of Sacrifice (Al-Madbah)
High Place of Sacrifice
High Place of Sacrifice
Altar at the High Place of Sacrifice
Altar at the High Place of Sacrifice
Altar at the High Place of Sacrifice
Altar at the High Place of Sacrifice
Jebel Haroun, the Biblical Mount Hor, where Moses's brother Aaron is said to be buried
Jebel Haroun, the Biblical Mount Hor, where Moses's brother Aaron is said to be buried
View from the High Place of Sacrifice
View from the High Place of Sacrifice
Tombs at the base of Jabal Haroun, Petra
Tombs at the base of Jabal Haroun, Petra
Looking across at a distant side view of the Monestary on the other side of Petra
Looking across at a distant side view of the Monestary on the other side of Petra
View of downtown Petra from the High Place of Sacrifice
View of "downtown" Petra from the High Place of Sacrifice
Highland Taxi, Petra
Highland Taxi, Petra
High Place of Sacrifice
High Place of Sacrifice
From the High Place of Sacrifice, you can descend by an alternate route via Wadi Farasa
From the High Place of Sacrifice, you can descend by an alternate route via Wadi Farasa
The trail through Wadi al-Farasa
The trail through Wadi al-Farasa
Donkey on the trial in Petra
Donkey on the trial in Petra
Wadi Farasa
Wadi Farasa
Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Garden Temple, Petra
Garden Temple, Petra
Donkeys descending steep stairs
Donkeys descending steep stairs
Garden Tomb, Petra
Garden Tomb, Petra
Garden Tomb
Garden Tomb
Roman Soldier's Tomb
Roman Soldier's Tomb
Soldier's Tomb
Soldier's Tomb
Inside the Soldier's Tomb
Inside the Soldier's Tomb
Soldiers Tomb from inside the Garden Triclinium
Soldiers Tomb from inside the Garden Triclinium
Decorated interior of the Garden Triclinium
Decorated interior of the Garden Triclinium
Decorated interior of the Garden Triclinium
Decorated interior of the Garden Triclinium
Columns, Wadi Farasa
Columns, Wadi Farasa
Local girl in Petra
Local girl in Petra
Renaissance Tomb, 2nd C. AD
Renaissance Tomb, 2nd C. AD
Big bug, Petra
Big bug, Petra
Wadi al-Farasa, Petra
Wadi al-Farasa, Petra
More Petra tombs from Wadi al-Farasa
More Petra tombs from Wadi al-Farasa
Pharoun Column
Pharoun Column
Start of the trail to the Snake Monument and Jabal Haroun
Start of the trail to the Snake Monument and Jabal Haroun
Trail to the Snake Monument and Jabal Haroun
Trail to the Snake Monument and Jabal Haroun
Petra Great Temple Complex, Nabataean, 1st C. BC
Petra Great Temple Complex, Nabataean, 1st C. BC
Columns near the Great Temple
Columns near the Great Temple
Petra Great Temple
Petra Great Temple
Petra Great Temple
Petra Great Temple
Fallen column, Petra Great Temple
Fallen column, Petra Great Temple
East Colonnade, Petra Great Temple
East Colonnade, Petra Great Temple
Floor stones, Lower Temenos, Petra Great Temple
Floor stones, Lower Temenos, Petra Great Temple
Columns, Petra Great Temple
Columns, Petra Great Temple
Petra Great Temple to Royal Tombs
Petra Great Temple to Royal Tombs
Temenos Gateway towards Qasr al-Bint
Temenos Gateway towards Qasr al-Bint
Temenos Gateway
Temenos Gateway
Temenos Gateway
Temenos Gateway
Temenos Gateway
Temenos Gateway
Donkey driver
Donkey driver
Camel, Petra
Camel, Petra
Antiquities Department, Petra Museum
Antiquities Department, Petra Museum
Petra Museum, Jordan
Petra Museum, Jordan
Petra Museum
Petra Museum
There are 2 restaurants in the center of Petra
There are 2 restaurants in the center of Petra
Petra has amazing stone colors
Petra has amazing stone colors
On the trail to the Monestary, Petra
On the trail to the Monestary, Petra
On the trail to the Monestary, Petra
On the trail to the Monestary, Petra
Multicolored stone, Petra
Multicolored stone, Petra
Friendly local girl, Petra, Jordan
Friendly local girl, Petra, Jordan
Girl on the trail to the Monestary
Girl on the trail to the Monestary
The Monestary, Petra
The Monestary, Petra
The Monestary - Al-Deir, Petra
The Monestary - Al-Deir, Petra
Inside the Monestary
Inside the Monestary
The Monestary dates from the 3rd C. AD
The Monestary dates from the 3rd C. AD
The Monestary built as a Nabataean temple
The Monestary built as a Nabataean temple
Arabic coffee pot at the Monestary
Arabic coffee pot at the Monestary
Monestary - Al-Deir
Monestary - Al-Deir
Monestary - Al-Deir
Monestary - Al-Deir
The trail continues past the Monestary to a viewpoint of Wadi Musa
The trail continues past the Monestary to a viewpoint of Wadi Musa
The Monestary
The Monestary
Wadi Musa viewpoint, Petra
Wadi Musa viewpoint, Petra
Wadi Musa viewpoint
Wadi Musa viewpoint
Wadi Musa viewpoint
Wadi Musa viewpoint
The mountain above the Monastery
The mountain above the Monastery
Boy selling Petra rocks at the Monastery
Boy selling Petra rocks at the Monastery
He doesn't go to school
He doesn't go to school
The Monastery, Petra
The Monastery, Petra
Making music by the Monastery
Making music by the Monastery
The Monastery
The Monastery
There's a tourist on top of The Monastery
There's a tourist on top of The Monastery
The Monastery
The Monastery
The Monastery
The Monastery
The Monastery, Petra
The Monastery, Petra
The Monastery, Petra
The Monastery, Petra
Tea shop in a cave across from the Monastery
Tea shop in a cave across from the Monastery
The Monastery - Al-Deir, Petra
The Monastery - Al-Deir, Petra
The Monastery
The Monastery
The Monastery
The Monastery
Boy with a donkey, Petra
Boy with a donkey, Petra
Descending from the Monastery
Descending from the Monastery
Narrowing of the Monastery trail
Narrowing of the Monastery trail
Lion Tomb, Petra
Lion Tomb, Petra
Local bedouin, Petra
Local bedouin, Petra
Persistant saleswoman, Petra
Persistant saleswoman, Petra
Petra
Petra
Returning past the Great Temple
Returning past the Great Temple
Great Temple, Petra
Great Temple, Petra
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Mosaics in the Byzantine Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Church
Petra Dog
Petra Dog
Royal Tombs and Petra Dog
Royal Tombs and Petra Dog
The Royal Tombs, Petra
The Royal Tombs, Petra
The Royal Tombs, Petra
The Royal Tombs, Petra
Bedouin woman in Petra
Bedouin woman in Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Colorful rock, Petra
Colorful rock, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
The Palace Monument, 2nd C. AD
The Palace Monument, 2nd C. AD
Corintian Tomb, Petra
Corintian Tomb, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Silk Tomb, Petra
Silk Tomb, Petra
Entry to one of the Royal Tombs
Entry to one of the Royal Tombs
Silk Tomb
Silk Tomb
Climbing to the Urn Tomb, Petra
Climbing to the Urn Tomb, Petra
Urn Tomb, Petra
Urn Tomb, Petra
Inside the Urn Tomb, Petra
Inside the Urn Tomb, Petra
Petra
Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Urn Tomb, Petra
Urn Tomb, Petra
Entrance to the Theatre, Petra
Entrance to the Theatre, Petra
Sunset fast approaching
Sunset fast approaching
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Royal Tombs, Petra
Back full circle to the Street of Facades
Back full circle to the Street of Facades
The Treasury at dusk
The Treasury at dusk
The Treasury at dusk
The Treasury at dusk
The Treasury at dusk
The Treasury at dusk
Heading back up the Siq from the Treasury
Heading back up the Siq from the Treasury
A horse drawn cart entering the Siq
A horse drawn cart entering the Siq
The Siq
The Siq
The Siq with the carved water channels clearly visible
The Siq with the carved water channels clearly visible
The Siq
The Siq
The Obelisk Tomb, Petra
The Obelisk Tomb, Petra
Leaving Petra
Leaving Petra
After 11 hours exploring Petra, the Cave Bar was a welcome relief
After 11 hours exploring Petra, the Cave Bar was a welcome relief
Cave Bar, 1st Century B.C., run by the Petra Crown Plaza
Cave Bar, 1st Century B.C., run by the Petra Crown Plaza
Cave Bar, Petra
Cave Bar, Petra
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