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The Rose Red City

Discover Perta, The lost City for centuries to the outside world

Petra Magical desert lands of Jordan are unfinished without the imprints of Petra the mesmeric citadel of Nabatean Tribe. Possessively guarded by Rocky Mountains, a secret door to its crusader castles and paw marks of origin of our cultural civilization suddenly opens to the hidden world of Petra Jordan. Beloved as the one of ‘New Seven Wonder of the World’Petra the antiquity city of Nabatean kingdom is the world’s most unmissable amazement. The once upon a time lost city of Petra is in the race for getting acclaimed as the universe’s most dramatic lost city; and is fighting against odds of Machu Picchu & Angkor Wat the other famed lost cities.

Petra tours grand rejoicings are timeless sights of 2000 years old capital city of the Nabatean clan. City of Petra the lost and found marvel is the symbol of Jordan excursion and for many globetrotters its starts from the amazing rock cut city. The hypnotic journey of curiosity will proceed slowly through the Siq, an elongated strait gorge leading upto the square of Khasneh, the famed monument of Petra. But, that’s the start of magic to unfold amid its monuments after monuments, planned chambers, water channels, fountains, courtyards, bath, chalets, and treasure coffers, etc.

al-siq to treasury trail
The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction

Jordan’s main tourist destination

Petra is the reflection of our advancement as civilization; its creativity exhibits Nabateans architectural dexterity; and its enormous size amid textured backdrop set against splendid landscapes are indescribable. Hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains, the rock-carved city of Petra is full of mysterious charm. The approach through the cool gloom of the Siq, a long narrow gorge whose steeply rising sides all but obliterate the sun, provides a dramatic contrast with the magic to come. Suddenly the gorge opens into a natural square dominated by Petra’s most famous monument, the Khasneh, whose intricately carved facade glows in the dazzling sun. More facades beckon the visitor on until the ancient city gradually unfolds, one monument leading to the next for kilometer after kilometer. The sheer size of the city and the quality of beautifully carved facades is staggering and leads one to reflect on the creativity and industry of the Nabateans who made Petra their capital more than 2,000 years ago.

Petra is simply fantastic

Petra is an enchanting place that captivates and excites the senses. Its overwhelming size, rich textures and stunning surroundings create an ambiance almost impossible to describe. Note: – Travelers visiting Petra must carry water for drinking purpose as the excessive heat can lead to dehydration or shortage of body water. Secondly, the best time to visit Petra for capturing its beauty in lens is during early morning hours or just before sunset or say early evening. Thirdly, always opt for cotton clothing, comfortable shoes, hat, and sunscreen lotion to protect self against scorching heat as well as sun burn. Star Feature: – Petra has been filmed in the Hollywood Blockbusters ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.


Little Petra

Little Petra, also known as Siq al-Barid literally "the cold canyon" is an archaeological site located north of Petra and the town of Wadi Musa in the Ma'an Governorate of Jordan. Like Petra, it is a Nabataean site, with buildings carved into the walls of the sandstone canyons. As its name suggests, it is much smaller, consisting of three wider open areas connected by a 450-metre (1,480 ft) canyon. It is part of the Petra Archeological Park, though accessed separately, and included in Petra's inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is often visited by tourists in conjunction with Petra itself, since it is free and usually less crowded. Like Petra, it was probably built during the height of Nabataean influence during the 1st century C.E. While the purpose of some of the buildings is not clear, archaeologists believe that the whole complex was a suburb of Petra, the Nabatean capital, meant to house visiting traders on the Silk Road. After the decline of the Nabataeans, it fell vacant, used only by Bedouin nomads, for centuries. Along with neighboring Beidha, Little Petra was excavated in the later 20th century by Diana Kirkbride and Brian Byrd. In 2010, a biclinium, or dining room, in one of the caves was discovered to have surviving interior art depicting grapes, vines and putti in great detail with a varied palette, probably in homage to the Greek god Dionysus and the consumption of wine. The 2,000-year-old ceiling frescoes in the Hellenistic style have since been restored. While they are not only the only known example of interior Nabataean figurative painting in situ, they are a very rare large-scale example of Hellenistic painting, considered superior even to similar later Roman paintings at Herculaneum[3]