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The great temple of Petra

July 15th, 2010

Petra is one of the most important cities of Jordan and a major drawcard for tourists visiting the country. On our holiday to Jordan last last November me, my wife, and two kids went to visit the ruins of Petra.

We wanted to do a tour to the famous Great Temple of Petra, also known as the Petra monastery or Petra treasury, and came accross a horse riding tour we fell in love with straightaway.

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The horse ride was so enchanting it's hard to describe it by words.

The scenery of this city carved out of the red rocks is so mystic and crossing red valleys and passing through huge cracks in between immense rocks we all felt so tiny and had such a respect for this place, it just felt so sacred and special.

The route up to the Great Temple of Petra, Treasury or Al Khazneh consisted in a very narrow passage, known as Siq, and guided us along the huge red rocks of the Jordanian valley.

As soon as we had arrived at the end of the Siq everybody stopped talking and stared at the peekhole where we could see the first traces of the gorgeous Al Khazneh, carved entirely out of this amazing sandstone cliff. Definitely the highlight of our stay in Petra.

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Travel Tips for Petra Jordan:

Where to stay in Petra: In Petra we stayed at the Movenpick Resort which was really nice.

What to do in Petra: Horse riding tour to the Khazneh monastery over the Petra plains.

Where to eat in Petra: At the resort.

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Petra Weather

Fair
41 °C | 105.8 °F

Traveller

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Name: MustafaA
Age: 42-49
Travel type: Family holiday

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The great temple of Petra
Continent: Middle East
Country: Jordan
City: Petra
Period: Nov 2009
Lenght of stay: 3 weeks
Views: 2235

Travel Review

Liked: The horse riding tour to the Al Khazneh monastery was perfect.
Disliked: Well, not being that much of a horse rider, it had some trouble controlling my four footed friend..
Trip Rating: Excellent

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