Jordan - Petra (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Petra chapter from Lonely Planet’s Jordan guidebook.

The ancient Nabataean city of Petra, with its elaborate architecture chiselled out of the pink-hued cliffs, is not just the leading highlight of a country blessed with more than its fair share of top sites: it’s a wonder of the world. Add to this the cheerfulness of the Bedouin, and it’s easy to see what makes Petra a must.

  • wind through the Siq, the sheer-sided chasm leading to an ancient world
  • maps
  • search the Royal Tombs for spirits, lurking in the rainbow-coloured hollows
  • transport
  • make the pilgrimage to the Monastery and watch the weather-burnished stones catch alight at sunset
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: The Ancient City, Wadi Musa and Siq al-Barid (Little Petra).

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