Stone city Petra perfect jurney

The mystical stone city Petra, so I decided to start my story about this fabulous place. Historically, it can be said that 1000 years before the new era lived the Edomites, and subsequently the Nabataeans. It is the Nabataeans who are responsible for the construction of most stone buildings in Petra. For about 600 years they have managed to carve into the rocks everything that is currently visible to tourists. The city of Petra was the center and intersection of the caravans that connected Asia with Europe.

From the fees and the protection of the roads, the Nabataeans made a great deal of money and managed to create a strong state that had its independence even during the Roman Empire. Later the city was conquered by Muslims and finally by the Crusaders. Because of its location, the city of Petra remains hidden from the eyes of people for over 600 years when Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, disguised as a local Arab, discovers to the world this marvel of the ancient world. This is briefly the history of the city Petra. Now I start with my impressions.

Entrance for tourists to date 2019 is 50 dinars or 71 dollars. Too expensive, in my opinion, for this attraction. It takes you a whole day to get around the main places and shoot naturally. The weather must be sunny for this to happen. From the visitor center to the Treasury it takes about 30 minutes to walk normally. It is about 2 kilometers, half of this distance is in a narrow canyon. The end of the canyon ends with a unique view of the Treasure. Bookmark and Share

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The best attractions in stone city Petra

As it is enclosed on all sides by high cliffs, it is very well preserved. I think it needs a little restoration, but it looks good. It only lights up from the sun for a few hours. Just then, it's best to take a panoramic photo with the Treasure. You just have to climb to one of the opposite sites.

There you can drink cardamom tea and enjoy the view. You have to ask how to get to these sites, because you have to walk a lot to the top (about 2 km). After the Treasure, you go to the right canyon and go down about 300 meters. There are a lot of cut-off stuff to shoot and watch, as well as tombs. In fact, the whole city of Petra is a large cemetery, with prominent representatives. The Nabateans believed in the afterlife and were highly religious people.

We get to the so-called from me the center of Petra. The place is very spacious and you can see the Hellenic temples, the Roman gate, the palace tomb of King Aretas IV, the amphitheater and more. At any altitude to climb in good weather, I guarantee you great photos and videos. These are in the article gallery and YouTube videos. And the last major attraction in Petra is Ed Deir (The Monastery). The road there is not easy. You have to climb about 300 meters of displacement along a well-maintained path.

On both sides of it there are many boxes of bedouins selling souvenirs. We are already at the Monastery. It is huge, very well preserved, measuring 50 meters wide and 45 meters high. Although cut inwards into the rock, it can be seen that over time the lower columns are damaged by the wind-borne sand. Ed Deir's facade is similar to the Treasure Room, but not as well decorated. In fact, other facades of tombs are made in this way and style.

What I liked most was that there was a restaurant built against it offering tea, coffee and food. You sit comfortably on a bench outside and contemplate the Monastery. You can even smoke hookah, quite modern in the Arab world. Aliens are crazy about this hookah. There are horses and donkeys for those tourists who lazy to walk them, which cost about $ 60 - $ 80.

Terribly expensive pleasure in my opinion. In general, this is dangerous for both those who ride the donkey and for us who walk the path. I even witnessed an incident. I do not know how to allow these Bedouins to have such an important places in Jordan. Horses, donkeys, even the small camels make quite a natural pollution that is not regulated in any way. These souvenir boxes are located where their Bedouin sniffs.

The organization is very poor overall, although there are military men guarding everything in Petra. I've seen similar things in Egypt, but that's another topic. The ancient city of Petra is really worth a visit. The place is very charismatic and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in ancient history.