Israel & the Palestinian Territories - Sinai (Egypt) (Chapter)
This is the Petra (Jordan) chapter from Lonely Planet's Israel & the Palestinian Territories guidebook.
It's dawn. The path winds down towards the Siq, the dramatic rift in the land that leads towards the hidden city of Petra. At length, the path slithers into sunlight and there, bathed in morning glory, stands the Treasury, a beacon of hope to the ancients and a promise of 'wonderful things' for the modern visitor.
- search the Royal Tomb for spirits lurking in the rainbow-coloured hollows
- make the pilgrimage to the Monastery and watch the weather-burnished stones catch alight at sunset
- climb the processional way to the High Place of Sacrifice, pause for tea with the Bedouin and return to the valley floor through a garden of wildflowers
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Ancient City, Wadi Musa and Siq Al-Barid (Little Petra).
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