eng
Jordan
 Country of two seas, spa resorts, and unearthly landscapes 
Countries
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican
Search

Petra

N 3019.562', E 3526.663'
2010-11-13
http://www.visitpetra.jo
Our rating: 6.40
Overall rating:

Petra is the main attraction of Jordan. You may not know where this country is, may know nothing about other sights, but you have definitely seen Petra on photos and in movies.

Here famous movies Indiana Jones and Transformers 2 were filmed. After the first one Petra became world famous.

What is Petra? It is an ancient city that had developed through the land trade. It is often referred to as "the Nabatean city". Nabateans are the local residents who had lived here from II century BC to 106 AD, until their state and capital Petra were annexed to the Roman Empire.

The main attractions of Petra, in addition to the Treasury and the canyon are tombs cut in the rock. They are also impressive and some of them have gigantic proportions.

When visiting Petra it is important to understand that its territory is huge. Not surprisingly, the tickets are sold for 1, 2 or even 3 days. By the way, they are quite expensive, the price starts from $70. And for those who come for a tour from Egypt or Israel even from $100 (if there's no overnight stay in Jordan).

Decide in advance how much time you want to spend in Petra. We were there for about 4 hours and walked for about 10 kilometers, half in the Siq canyon and another half under the sun. If you plan to see all beauty of Petra, it makes sense to spend the night in Wadi Musa and visit it early in the morning (cash desks work from 6 am) or in the evening at sunset. Our route was standard.

Our route in Petra
Our route in Petra

Here's another map which is quite large and contains photos. I think it's the best and clearest map of Petra.

Map of Petra
Map of Petra

We got to the Basin restaurant and then turned back. If you have enough strength, you can continue to the Ad Deir monastery (in the upper left corner on the map). This is the second most important place in Petra after the Treasury. But note that you need to pass over 1000 steps.

Near the tourist center you will see a lot of guides. We didn't plan to hire a guide, and I think we did the right thing. Judging by what we've seen, the main task of the guide was to run as fast as possible along its route and return to the next customer.

"Donkey taxis" can be found throughout the entire area of Petra. For 3-5-10 dinars they will take you wherever you want. We certainly did not even think of tormenting the poor animal.

Donkey riders :)
Donkey riders :) Yuriy Buriak

Links:
Virtual 3D tour of Petra

Road to Petra
Road to Petra Yuriy Buriak


Canyon in Petra
Canyon in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Canyon in Petra
Canyon in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Famous view of the Treasury in Petra
Famous view of the Treasury in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Treasury in Petra
Treasury in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Treasury in Petra
Treasury in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Tomb in Petra
Tomb in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Petra
Petra Yuriy Buriak


Petra
Petra Yuriy Buriak


Tombs in Petra
Tombs in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Tombs in Petra
Tombs in Petra Yuriy Buriak


Landscape around Petra
Landscape around Petra Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: People usually get to Petra (Wadi Musa) from three locations: Amman, Aqaba and Wadi Rum. There is no public transport to Petra from the Dead Sea, only taxis or tours.

Travel agencies such as JETT or Alpha Daily Tours organize daily trips from Amman. Here is, for example, the bus schedule of JETT. From Amman (Abdali) the bus goes to Petra at 6:30 am. I think this is the best option. Taxi from Amman there and back starts from $130 and maybe more. One-way taxi from Amman will cost $70-80.

In Aqaba buses that go to Petra can be found around the central square. However, the main problem is that they don't go regularly and you should wait until they are full. A taxi costs $40-50 one way and $60-70 there and back.

The same situation is in Wadi Rum, there is no regular connection. Prices are the same as from Aqaba.

Be careful at the bus station as taxi drivers and cashiers can say, for example, that the bus will not go and you have to take a taxi. Always ask several people, for example, guards and drivers of other buses. It would be nice to browse the net for actual ticket prices for your trip, as the cashiers can sell tickets at a higher price. A ticket for a regular bus Amman - Petra (Wadi Musa) or back should not cost more than $12.

Tags, Jordan: canyon, mountains

Tags, all countries: canyon, mountains
- Rate this place -
Location :

Impressions :

Number of tourists (weekend afternoon) :

State :

Picturesque (for the photographer) :

* - Note: Description of the evaluation is not always appropriate for a particular object, it's just a little help
Our rating - 6.40
Location :

Impressions :

Number of tourists (weekend afternoon) :

State :

Picturesque (for the photographer) :

* - Note: Description of the evaluation is not always appropriate for a particular object, it's just a little help
Visitor's rating - 0.00
Location :

Impressions :

Number of tourists (weekend afternoon) :

State :

Picturesque (for the photographer) :

* - Note: Description of the evaluation is not always appropriate for a particular object, it's just a little help
Please follow standard rules to add comments

Name / Nickname


You can also log in with your name or with social networks

Comment

  - What you need to see (5)
  - What to see next (2)
  - Other interesting places or events (2)
View map
  - Ajlun (0)
  - Amman (0)
  - Aqaba (2)
  - Balqa (0)
  - Irbid (0)
  - Jerash (0)
  - Kerak (0)
  - Madaba (6)
  - Mafraq (0)
  - Maan (1)
  - Tafilah (0)
  - Zarqa (0)

Wadi Rum Desert

90.23 km

Aqaba

98.16 km

Mujib Canyon

126.96 km

Main Hot Spring

143.17 km

Dead Sea

154.94 km

anomaly beach canyon city desert monastery mountains sea thermal spring
2019-08-23 12:08
Kamianets-Podilskyi
2019-08-17 18:58
Tarakaniv Fort
2019-08-15 21:34
Svirzh Castle
2019-08-15 11:48
Svirzh Castle
2019-08-09 18:58
Bruges
Segovia - 9
Madu Ganga River - 10
New Year in Vienna - 10
Aqaba - 10
Drohobych - 8
About Us
Advertising
List of countries
Travel history
2012 - 2019
PIZZATRAVEL.COM.UA
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this sites author and/or owner is strictly prohibited