Petra: The stunning Rock City of Jordan

Jordan - Petra

Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Empire, dated back to the 4th Century BC. The stunning rock city of Jordan thrived as a trading centre and did so until the 4th Century AD when an earthquake destroyed much of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was eventually abandoned and discovered again in the early 19th Century.

Petrea will have visitors in awe as they look upon the buildings crafted in the rock.  You can walk its streets, admire its temples and churches, and learn how the Nabataeans ensured there was sufficient water for the city despite minimal rainfall.  It was certainly a challenge in those days.

The site opens up in front of you after you travel down a narrow entrance canyon with sheer sides. Have your camera ready because there is a photograph at every turn. The Treasury is among the most photographed sites in Petra, an intricately decorated façade 40 meters high. The Theatre, the Royal Tombs, and the Monastery on high are just a few of the many highlights to see. There will be crowds enjoying the place with you so think about arriving early to at least get some time to yourself. The stunning Rock City of Jordan is an unforgettable travel experience.