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A while back I shared my Jordan travel blog and talked about what a stunning kingdom it is. For most people, the only thing they know about Jordan is Petra. Inducted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, Petra really started to gain popularity in 2007 when it was voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
The city of Petra was built as early as 312BC by the Nabataeans, later ruled by the Romans, saw a decline during the Byzantine era, and Lawrence of Arabia helped lead the people of Petra against the Ottoman Regime; with so much history I’m glad that we had a local guide with Intrepid travel.
Petra truly is an amazing place, you could spend an entire day here and not see everything, and of course there is much more to it than just Indiana Jones.
Here’s my Petra travel blog through pictures.
I knew the city of Petra was going to be great, look how happy the locals are
Even the locals take a moment to admire the scenery
Our local guide gave us a detailed history lesson
Here’s how they gathered water. Petra is in a desert afterall
This scene was made famous by Indiana Jones
Our jaws dropped when we finally saw its full beauty
Camels are everywhere since many travelers get too tired to walk
Our brave friend Katherine taking a camel selfie
Donkeys are available too but it’s not recommended to ride them. This one is up to no good
The homes were carved right into the mountains
They even built a there for gatherings
The Royal tombs of Petra
Marguerite van Geldermalsen came to Jordan in 1978 and married a Bedouin, she still lives nearby
When the Romans ruled they built a grand boulevard
Petra is so big that they are still excavating some parts
When you think you’ve made it to the end, there’s an 850 step climb to the Monastery
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