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Ad Deir

monsatery petra ad deirBeing 50 m wide and 45 m high, “Ad-Deir” (In Arabic – “The monastery” is the biggest rock-carved building in Petra Its Arabic names is probably derived from its remote and difficult-to-reach location (800 steps climb!).

petra the monastery

Locals offer a donkey ride service to get to the top more easily, and others will be happy if you join them for some desert tea 🙂 .

In my opinion it was a Nabatean shrine located before the descent to cross the Arava and the Negev, made to thank the gods before completing the last part of the journey along the “Incense route”.

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“Danny the Digger” rating:      + 

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wikipe Ad Deir on Wikipedia
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Points of Interest in the Area

Petra
  Little Petra
  Wadi Rum

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