Amazing Ancient City of Petra

Couple picture with Petra main structure at the background
 
Finally after 3+ hours drive from Amman, we arrived at Petra, one of the seven new wonders of the world (Click link for more stories and pics)

It’s an old ancient city built on rock formation since 2000 years BC, highly intelligent and artistic architecture. 

 

The group just arrived at front of Petra Tourism Center Gate
  
Happy to find scenic and artistic rock structure along the way!


Reaching the main structure of Petra is not an easy feat though. After that long drive, you need to walk around 3 kms there (unless you’re willing to pay USD40 for taking the horse carriage). But luckily the walk path is so scenic, so you’ll forget the distance as you’re busy taking pictures. 

 

Long way down to Petra. Luckily the weather was good and fresh breeze along the way (18 deg C)
  
Elok busy taking pictures of amazing rocks
  

 

Stopped a while for taking couple pictures in one of the beautiful rock hallway
  
Our group in front of the Petra main structure

 However, you need to remember that you have to walk back to the visitor centre on your way back. And it’s uphill while the excitement has died down. So prepare your physical condition if you decide to visit Petra. The good news is: it’s worth it!

 

Elok sitting at top of the hill looking over Petra amphitheatre at the distance
  
Good view from up here to down below. Magnificent complex, and to realize it was built in 2000 BC!
  
Long, uphill way back to Visitors Centre. Be strong my darling 🙂

 
You can find the old city was sculpted into those big wall of rock. Stunning.
 
 
Happy to finally visit Petra! Alhamdulillah!
   
 

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