Visit Petra – A visit to Petra is a must – one of the most magnificent sites the world has to offer.
You can make your time there whatever you want it to be, but however you see it, it stays with you forever.
Your first visit begins with the walk down the Siq, a narrow crack in the valley down towards the city. With walls rising 40m up on either side as you make the half-mile approach to the city, the anticipation builds. What will be around every corner?
When the Treasury facade emerges into view, the scale of the place hits home once again. The morning sunlight shines down on it, and the mystery of how artisans millennia ago could have crafted something so large and so ornate returns.
It is only an appetiser, however, as you venture beyond and further into the city.
The Royal Tombs appear to your right, the Amphitheatre to your left. Beyond there are temples, excavation sites, caves at every turn. You can walk beside them, inside them, or up on high to look down on them. But every which way you turn you are struck by beauty and magnificence.
With so much to explore, you need days to visit Petra. But the reward is something very special.