Being 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!).
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”.
|Ad Deir on Wikipedia|
|Ad Deir on Tripadvisor|
|Ad Deir on Google Maps|
Points of Interest in the Area