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Temple of Dushares

6 Reviews
Historical Site
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Petra, Jordan

What people are saying:

The palace of the daughters-now there are only a few parts left. It is said that it used to be a tall palace where the king's daughter lived. There is a story: Back then, the place was very short of water. The king promised that whoever could solve the water problem would marry his daughter. As a result, a young man really solved the drinking water problem. In the snake path, there is really a sink, very clear.

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4.2/5Very Good
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  • KimGTravels
    Pacific Grove, California

    Qasr al-Bint; the Most Important Temple to Petra

    The most important Temple to Petra was dedicated to Dushara (Qasr al-Bint). Built in the first half of the 1st Century AD, there is a flight of 26 marble steps on the ascent to the Temple. It is unb...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606746931000+0800)/
  • Linda Y
    Linda Y
    Dallas, Texas

    Qasr al-Bint

    The Temple of Dushares was an important religious temple dedicated to the main Nabataean god Dushara. It was built around the second half of the 1st century BC. According to a local legend, the Bedoui...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585918042000+0800)/
  • 187brianm
    Montrose, United Kingdom

    Wonderful design

    This is the only freestanding building left in Jordan. The reason for this is down to it’s very clever design. On each wall there are three courses of wood in the walls. The wood acts as a damper in t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583387524000+0800)/
  • JeremyPC
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Qasr al-Bint

    1st Century AD temple dedicated to Dushara and the best surviving free-standing building after the great earthquake of 363AD. You cannot enter as it is intrinsically unsafe, but it is easily seen from...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581565867000+0800)/
  • Steven D
    Steven D
    Stoughton, Massachusetts

    We could not get close because of time limitations

    We could not get close because of time limitations, but if we had more time would have ventured up close. It is at the bottom of the walk and it is very hot and we had to climb back up to the busses....

    Reviewed on /Date(1580448354000+0800)/

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