Israel & the Palestinian Territories - Petra (PDF Chapter)
This is the Petra chapter from Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories guidebook.
Petra, the great Ancient City that lies half-hidden in the wind-blown landscape in southern Jordan, and voted by popular ballot in 2007 as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World, is one of the world’s most treasured Unesco heritage sites.
- follow the path of pilgrims through the sheer-sided chasm of the Siq that leads to an an-cient world
- catch the early-morning sun slanting off the pillars of the Treasury at the end of the Siq
- climb the processional way to the High Place of Sacrifice, pausing for tea with the Bedouin in the gardens of wildflowers
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Ancient City, Wadi Musa, Siq Al Barid (Little Pet-ra).
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