Petra

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Ruined city:Petra
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The Ruined City

    What should we know?

    Name in local script:البتراء,
    Also known as:Al-Batrāʾ
     
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    Culture type:Nabataean
    Environment type:desert, hills, mountains, red sandstone
    Location type:rural, village

    What can we see or do there?

    Activities:animal rides, hiking
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    Services:bathrooms, guides
    Shops:cafes, restaurants, souvenirs
     
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    How much will it cost us?

    Currency:Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
     
    Ticket type:Cost:
    1-day adult (non-resident)JOD50
    2-day adult (non-resident)JOD55
    3-day adult (non-resident)JOD60
     
    Extras:Average Cost:
    Petra by NightJOD17

    When should we go there, and for how long?

    Average time taken:3 days
     
    Day:Opens:Closes:
    winter6am6pm
    summer6am4pm
     
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    Low season:June to August
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      How can we get in contact?

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      Telephone:032 157 093
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      Language(s):Arabic, English
      Timezone:UTC+03:00
      Country calling code:962

      How can we get there?

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        The Directions

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        What are the numbers and averages?

        Altitude:850m
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        Top Descriptions

        This ancient ‘rose city’ is one of the most satisfying historical sites our planet has to offer. Petra’s breadth is as stupendous as its structures; offering more than enough to occupy you for days. Iconic and towering, both or can make you feel appropriately small and are indeed majestic. However, it is the kilometres of trails winding around, and in many cases up, that will gratify any explorer or budding hiker. Perch on the or even the and it is easy to be consumed by the landscape and imagine what once was. Petra will tantalise most people’s inner historian and adventurer and is very much worthy of its World Heritage status. – Sarah
         
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        Top Tips

        If it is at all possible, definitely give yourself at least two days here. Not only is this site huge, but why not appreciate these monumental structures more than once?!
        Aside from the archetypal buildings such as and , there are some fantastic little hikes leading to wonderful spots such as the and .
        Avoid the tour groups as best you can and arrive as early as possible!
        Even in spring the day time temperatures can soar here so carry plenty of water and provisions; especially if you are on a budget! Beer in particular is very overpriced.
         
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