Located in Southern Jordan, Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, whose weatlh from incense trade was spent on showy tomb facades in the local colored sandstone.
Beyond it are countless tomb facades carved in the local colorful sandstone, a Roman style city, with its main temple (“Qasr el-bint” ) still in tact.
Petra is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world (!).
Petra ( Arabic: ٱلْبَتْرَاء, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα, “Stone”), originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra lies on the slope of Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.
|Petra on Tripadvisor|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Petra Night Tour|
|Jordan Eight Days Tour|
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Petra is in the southern part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is about 2 hours drive from the Israeli border crossing near Eilat, and takes 3-4 hours to explore.
Entry into Jordan also requires setting a visa.