Jordan - Petra (PDF Chapter)
This is the Petra chapter from Lonely Planet’s Jordan 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 Siq’s sheer-sided chasm that leads to an ancient world
- catch the early-morning sun slanting off the pillars of the Treasury at the end of the Siq
- climbe the processional way, pausing for tea with the Bedouin in the gardens of wildflow-ers, to reach the High Place of Sacrifice
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Ancient City, Wadi Musa, Siq Al Barid (Little Pet-ra).
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