The glorious Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra lies in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of a valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra is believed to have been settled as early as 9,000 BC, and it was possibly established in the 4th century BC as the capital city of the Nabatean Kingdom. The Nabataeans were nomadic Arabs, who invested in Petra's proximity to the trade routes by establishing it as a major regional trading hub.
Full of temples, halls and tombs, Petra needs at least 1 full day of hiking and walking to explore and unravel all its secrets. The tombs are carved into the rocky mountains, the sand is pink and red and the beauty of this spectacular site is beyond words all day long.
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