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Petra
 
The ancient Nabataean city of Petra was recently voted as the seventh wonder of the ancient world. It is, without a doubt, Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Petra is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer red rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in this area more than 2000 years ago.
 
Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80 metres high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colors and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury).

Visiting Petra is an awe-inspiring experience. You could easily spend a full day walking through the marvelous wonders of this ancient city.
 
Getting There
The border cross point is only 3 km north of Eilat. A mere 2 hours drive through beautiful mountains on the Jordanian side will take you to the glorious Petra.


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