Sep 28, 2020 Petra Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:17-25 kph, Humidity:23%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:30/18:27
Petra Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable
The ancient city of Petra is hidden in a narrow canyon connecting the Dead Sea and the Aqaba Strait. It is often referred to as the Rose Red City because of its color. The valley spread out on one side of the treasure house, revealing numerous graves carved into the rock. Entering the canyon, the winding road twists and turns, steep and deep, and the road is covered with pebbles. The rock on the cliff becomes smooth and smooth under the long-term effects of wind and rain, like a knife and axe. Looking up at the cliffs, the blue sky is spectacular and beautiful. The hooves echoed in the canyon from time to time, as if crossing the naval Nabatean dynasty.
Friends who have seen the film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" can imagine that Dr. Indiana Jones and a group of explorers rode horses through the Sik Shan Gorge, marveling at the wonders of nature, and then gradually, gradually, A red red ancient city...
Hongmei Ancient City-Petra, in fact, you really want to use words to describe the kind of shock you saw at first sight, especially if you have been walking through the meandering snake road. Its like a shuttle in the time tunnel from now to history. You will see it in the meandering canyon, and then as you slowly move forward, it will show more and more until you walk out of the canyon. It completely fills your eyeballs, tightly fills, and leaves for a long time.
When Petra was built, it is still inconclusive. According to the semi-Egypt and half-Greek style of the mausoleum, Petra was built in the 6th century BC, probably during the Ptolemy period, from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century BC. With the decline of the Ptolemy dynasty and the ancient kingdom of Seychelles, the Nabat kingdom began to prosper. In 106 AD, the kingdom of Nabat was captured by the Roman Empire and became a province of the Roman Empire. In the 3rd century, it may be due to the rise of the Sassanian Persian Empire and the prosperity of the maritime trade in the Red Sea. Petra, as a land transportation fortress, gradually declined. When it was conquered by the Arab army in the 7th century, it was an abandoned empty city.
Climb to the top of the ancient city of Petra and overlook the city outside. For more than two thousand years, it is the center of Middle Eastern civilization. After more than two thousand years, it is a land of dust and sand. This is just the historical memory left by nature.
A rose-red city with a history of half the history of mankind.
19th century British poet J.W.Bacon's poem, called Petra known as the "Rose Red City." Known for its color of rock, Petra is hidden in a narrow canyon that connects the Dead Sea to the Aqaba Strait. It was once an important trading center and the capital of the Edom State.
This fire is all over the ins of the network red card, is the world's seven wonders. This is a place that is amazing at a glance, so even if Petra needs to walk a long way, the tickets are called the most expensive in the world, and it does not hinder the tourists who are eager to catch up. After all, this is a unique site. Petra is the capital of the kingdom established by the Nabateans. The Nabateans were ancient Arab merchants who traded in southern Canaan and northern Arabia.
About the 4th century BC, the Nabateans were all Petra;
1st century BC, Petra reached its peak and prospered;
In 106 AD, Petra was captured by the Roman Emperor Trajan and became a province of the empire, but it was still a popular tourist route;
Later, the maritime trade of the Red Sea rose, replacing In the land trade, Petra quickly declined;
Petra has become an abandoned empty city when the Arab army occupied it in the 7th century.
Now in the ancient city of Petra, in addition to hiking, you can also take a tour of taxi and camel taxis. You can feel the scene of Arab merchants walking through Petra two thousand years ago, but keep up with the times, now The camel also comes with free Wi-Fi.
Walking on the high slopes of Jordan, looking for the disappearing Nabat civilization, the city of roses [Petra] .
The ancient city of Petra is the most long-awaited place I have come to Jordan. It is the location of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and is one of Jordan's most prestigious monuments, along with the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal. Known as the Seven Wonders of the World. Because of the special geographical features of the ancient city, the rocks of the site have a coral-like reddish hue, and under the sunlight, natural reflections are dazzling. Since then, people have given it a very beautiful name, "City of Roses".
The most famous in the ancient city is the "Kazni Temple" in Figure 5. In the first century BC, how did the Arab nomadic Nabateans build this majestic temple? The meaning of the patterns and words on the stone cliff is still a mystery.
The general tour group is almost over before you bring everyone to the temple, but I want Amway to be a top secret private photo spot! From an ancient hiking trail behind the Royal tomb, climb all the way up, about two hours, you can reach the top of the mountain overlooking the temple, is also the ins network red punch card holy place! The walking process is desperate, but the result is definitely sweat back!
When a wild travel blogger is not easy, I walked for 9 hours in the ancient city, jumping up and down with my hands and feet, crawling over the cliffs of the temple and sharing it with everyone!
From the second half of Petra's facade, you can see many different burial chambers on both sides of the road. They are arranged on the rock walls of the surrounding cliffs. The thresholds overlap and the temples overlap. It is very spectacular.
There are more than 40 mausoleums and houses under the rock wall, which were built by the Nabataeans in the form of trapezoidal gables.
The burial here is not an ordinary person, but a Nabatean royal family. The reason why the tomb was built at a high point is also to consider the influence of the flash flood of the Jordan River in the early years.
On the right side of the main road, there are four magnificent buildings adjacent to each other, called the Royal Tombs.
The four mausoleums are (from left to right): Palace Tomb, Corinthian Tomb, Silk Tomb, and URN Tombs.
The positions of these tombs are all halfway up the mountain, a bit high, and need to climb up the stairs.
The ancient city of Petra is a must-see attraction in Jordan. In general, it takes at least one full day to visit the entire Petra ancient ruins, and two to three days of in-depth play.
I stayed in the local area for one night, went to the ancient city twice, watched the wonders of the world during the day, and immersed in the candlelight of thousands of candles at night, admiring the stars in the sky.
Petra night is not every day, I am glad that I will be able to catch up. At about 8:30 in the evening, I walked into the ancient city again. From the front door to the Kazini Temple, there were candles placed all the way. Looking up, I could see the mysterious starry sky. The Milky Way is clearly distinguishable and magnificent!
one-day ticket: 50JD
Petra night: 17JD
personally feels a little expensive, but still worth the experience, don't miss the night of Petra
Petra is a must see attraction if visiting Jordan. I suggest that you take water with you and wear comfortable shoes while exploring Petra. There is a lot of walking up and down hill to reach The Treasury and a lot of steps to The Monastery. Go slow and take your time because there is a lot to see! I stayed at the Mövenpick which is right across the street from the welcome center at Petra and very conveniently located.
Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. I’ll never forget this memorable day. I woke up really early to watch the sunrise from the Treasury and running towards the Monastery just in time to watch the sun coming out behind this “huge-rock”. I’ve walked more than 21km for about 15 hours that day, it felt like I was in a movie! one of my favorite moments was definitely seeing Petra by night! the Treasury in the dark brought a whole new experience, with over a thousand of candles lined the path from the Entrance of Petra through the Sun leading up to this magical view!
The entrance to Petra is a very slender canyon called the Serpentine Siq, which is more than 1 km long and 7 meters wide at its widest point. It is only about two meters in the narrowest part, with cliffs of up to 80 meters on both sides. There are caves and rock tombs. We set off on the dawn of the day and planned to come here before the tour group.
shuttles through the long river of history, and every turn is amazed. At the narrowest estuary, the sun shines through the cracks, and the color of the rock changes from different angles. The carriage is full of tourists. If it is not a modern person sitting in the car, it is inevitable that people think that the carriage has passed through to the ancient times. This subtle feeling has also appeared in the pyramid.
Through the serpent to the end, a huge temple with a turn is looming, like the mysterious base of the treasure in the movie, there is a magic to pull the curiosity forward. Although I have seen this scene in movies and pictures, I was still infected by this situation when I was really there. Until I saw the whole building, I was amazed at the scene. It was the kind that I couldnt help myself. The exclamation of "Wow", like the joys and sorrows of finding a treasure, and Petra let me experience the excitement of being an explorer.