Petra Jordan guided tours and sightseeing

Petra Jordan guided tours and sightseeing

Petra Jordan guided tours
Have you ever visited a whole ancient city ? If you are a fan of wonderful archaeological sites, you can take an interesting tour in one of the ancient cities in the south of the Kingdom of Jordan in the Ma’an Governorate. In this ancient city you can see the great buildings carved into the rocks, and it was called the Pink City in the past. You will be Lucky to take a day tour in this ancient city, which was built in 312 BC and was the capital of the state of the Nabateans.

You will enjoy visiting a city that had great value in the past because it was located on the Silk Road and used to control the passage of trade between Egypt and Palestine, therefore it had a strategic location because it used to control the trade of the countries that have a great history.

You can visit Petra, which is located on the slopes of the Mathbah Mountain, therefore you will wander among the high Rocky Mountains. It is wonderful that the whole area of Petra was not discovered till the rule of the Ottoman state and the Swiss orientalist Johann Burckhardt discovered another part of the city in 1812 .This picturesque city is one of the seven modern wonders of the world, your visit to this place will be useful moments for you and your family because Petra is one of the famous tourist attractions in Jordan and attracts a large number Of the tourists every year .you will be in a tourist site that is considered a major tourist destination for the World leaders. A large number of tourists admire the city of Petra. In 2019 the city celebrated the millionth tourist.
The interesting archaeological sites in Petra.

Al-Siq
You will enjoy this wonderful archaeological road excavated in the mountain, which is the main road that leads to the city of Petra, the length of this road is 1200 meters and its width from three to twelve meters. It is surprising that the height of this road is 80 meters. At the beginning of your tour on Al-Siq Road, you will find remnants of an arch that was the gate of the city and there are channels on both sides that are water channel. These channels extend from the springs of Wadi Musa to the city. At the beginning of the road you will see a number of dams and these dams are based on the remains of the original dams to prevent the flow of water to the Siq. When you start your tour on the road called Al-Siiq, you will put your feet on wonderful antique stones and on the sides of this archaeological road you will find point carvings, most of which are sculptures that express the deity, and there are water fountains next to which there are statues of the gods and you will think why the Nabateans chose to place statues next to the water springs and the answer is they believe that this water is sacred. If you go on this way, you will find the idols of the Sabil Nos and which called Sabil Nos because there are inscriptions in the Greek language on the road that say Sabil Nos was the son of Alexander the Macedonian who came from Daraa and ordered the construction of these Niches to glorify the Nabataean deities. You will notice the presence of the carved remains, such as a camel statue and a man who represent a commercial caravan. The Nabateans were famous for trade, which was the main reason for wealth. Your tour in this area will attract you by the attractive colors as well as the design of the columns.

Al Khazna
You will find Al Khazna – consisting of two floors a width of 25 meters and a height of 39 meters.

When you visit Al Khazna, you will find it emptied from the inside of the stones, because thousands of sandstones were emptied when they discovered it in the nineteenth century.

When you look at the lower part of the facade of the safe, you will find six columns on the terrace, In the middle of this mattress there is a ladder and the hight of the column is about 12 meters. On the upper floor, the height of the column is about nine meters.

You will think a lot about the purpose of building this safe and it is said that this building was constructed in order to be a temple and there is another opinion that says that this place is used for keeping documents but the fact is that this place used as a cemetery and this appears in the recent discovery of a group of tombs under the safe and it is said that under it, there is the tomb of the guardian king, the king of the Nabateans.

After you enter the safe, you will find three, rooms two are on a side and the other in the middle which has the stairs and there are small rooms for burial, and at the top of this building there is a water channel 90 meters wide for drainage.

The monastery
When you visit the city of Petra, you will see one of the buildings that dates back to the first century AD, which is the monastery. You will find the monastery consists of two floors and it is said that it contains statues moving crowns.

The width of this monastery is 50 meters and its height is 50 meters and it is said that it was transformed in the Byzantine era into a monastery for monks because there are traces on its façade.

Petra Theatre
You will be amazed by the style of the building of this strange theatre, which is designed in the form of a half-circle and its diameter is about 95 meters and its height is about 23.

This theatre was carved except for the front part of it, and this theatre extend to accommodate from seven to 10,000 spectators. These rows are divided into upper and lower sections. There is a place for the orchestra in this theatre and there are two passages carved in the rock and they have a roof of stones.

There is also a background wall of the theatre on which there are many columns and the front of this theatre is covered with marble panels

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