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The rock-hewn city of Petra is one of the ancient world's top attractions, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Built by the Nabataean civilization starting in the 6th century BC, the rose-red city of stone is carved straight into rock cliffs in the middle of the Jordanian desert. Nearby narrow riverbeds and stone cliffs blocked invaders, but now add to the city's impeccable beauty. The most stunning sight here is the 'Treasury,' a 100-foot-plus structure carved straight out of the rock. Its façade was made famous in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
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Foster City, California, USA

Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, a famous archaeological site dating to around 300 B.C.

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The Hague

Such a beautiful place. Little bit expensive to get in, but worth it! Its magical.

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Conroe, Texas

Petra in Jordan is a rose-red city, half as old as time. According to legend, it was here that Moses struck the rock and drew water. Amazing place to see, worth the long walk. Tick off my bucket list.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

This is a must see for anyone who has seen Indiana Jones and has an adventurous spirit. The structures built by the Nabataeans are so remarkable when you consider the limited tool set they had at the time. Don't take a horse or a donkey. It's sad to see their treatment and Its easy to find friends to hike whole the distance with you. You'll get so much mite out if the experience this way too. Bring lots if water. Buy some sand at the shop. Don't turn back until you have seen the end of the world. Make sure to stop at the cave bar afterwards.

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San Diego, California

If you are in Jordan, you must go and see Petra! It is so magical when you walk through the Siq and see the Treasury for the first time. Try riding a camel or buy a necklace made of camel teeth or camel bone. The salespeople are quite insistent, so I'm sure you will end up with one. They are lovely people though, one of them even invited us into his cave home and offered us a cup of tea.

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Mero, Dominica

A Wonder of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must for every bucket list. When you visit make sure you also go at night. It is an experience you will never forget.

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San Diego, California

Petra in Jordan is one Of the 7 world wonders and is a must see when in Jordan. I would recomend a mínimum of at least 2 full days to walk all Of Petra as there aré two main hiking paths which will take you a good portion Of the day.

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As amazing as you think it will be. If you visit early morning in the height of summer, it will be hot but you'll practically have the city to yourself.

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Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

One of the most incredible places on earth. Have spent days hiking & riding camels through history here and see something new every time I am drawn back. Purchased a camel tooth necklace from local children.... it's so ugly, it's beautiful.
This place is older than time, and so amazingly standing in the desert. I heard that it was lost in time and rediscovered in the 1800s... proving how large this world really is.
When you enter, you walk through an incredibly tall, narrow gorge (called a siq) that must be a mile long. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The rock formations and deep rich colors are dazzling.
Walking out of the Siq, you will be in awe all over again as you are surprised with the sight of of Al-Khazneh (The Treasury). Indescribable.
Petra is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, industrious Arabs who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.
The architecture - rooms, homes, buildings, tombs... carved into natural stone, is just as amazing as the architecture in Paris - for different reasons.
This hike takes all day (or 5).... in arid desert, so water and protective clothing are essential. There are actually places to purchase local food & beverages inside the confines..... and once you've been there, you will long to return again & again for as long as you live (Just to make sure it was real!)

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Haapajärvi, Finland

Absolutely amazing! Go early in the morning, before all the tourists arrive. Hike up to the high sacrifice place - amazing views. Bring snacks and a lot of water with you, there are some kiosks but they tend to be a little pricy. Avoid the camel/donkey rides - animals don't look like they are treated that well, which is very sad. Put on good shoes - there will be a lot of walking.

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