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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Middle East > Jordan > Petra


Petra. State Ma'an Governorate. Currency Jordanian dinar (JOD). Time Zone (GMT + 3 hrs). Nearest Main Airport Aqaba King Hussein AQJ. Best time to go spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) avoiding the hottest summer temperatures. Petra is a historic city carved from sandstone rock. Petra was the capital of the Nabataean kingdom from about the 6th century BC and was then absorbed into the Roman Empire around AD 106. The Romans continued to develop the city. The city first came to light to a worldwide audience when the Swiss explorer, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, explored the city in 1812. He was followed by Scottish artist, David Roberts, who produced detailed drawings of the city. Petra found new fame when it featured in the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It is the number one attraction in Jordan and attracts thousands of tour parties. Indeed tour groups are now travelling directly to Petra from Israel and Egypt. Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visitors looking for accommodation near Petra will find a range of hotels etc in Wadi Musa.


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Petra - wikipedia

Petra is a historic and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that has rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction.

Petra - wikitravel

Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.


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