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  • Alif R.
    "Amazing treasury!"(8 Tips)
    Susana H.
    "monuments and tombs carved and polished on the montains."(3 Tips)
    Ivan K.
    "A climb to the monastery is a must, donkey or camel ride as well."(3 Tips)
    Niel V.
    "Visit Petra by night! 12 dinar extra but so worth it"(2 Tips)
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  • Aastha C.
    Aastha ChopraMarch 31, 2014
    Best to go around 8:30am to njoy without getting burnt.only snacks available so better take lunch along or fruits since it's a Gud 4-5 hr tour.toilets available so keep sipping water.
  • Yizhou J.
    Yizhou JinJune 19, 2014
    Awesome awesome place. One tip is to not to hire a private guide or go all the way to the monastery if you are pressed on time. Instead do the 2 hiking trails in between the Treasury and the Theater.
  • Susana H.
    Susana HenriquesFebruary 9, 2014
    Impressive site, with all the monuments and tombs carved and polished on the montains. The monastery is worth a visit (850 steps up), it's facade is bigger than the Treasue and the view is amazing
  • Ant B.
    Ant BurrowsNovember 22, 2014
    The High Place of Sacrifice is very high. Worth the effort as the view is great. As is the hike up the 800+ steps to the Monastery. Its size will hold you with a superb view across towards Israel.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GillisApril 21, 2013
    Be sure to go all the way in, and get to royal tombs, monastery, and remains of 3 Byzantine churches. Spend a whole day or two. Named one of 7 wonders of the modern world!
  • Khaled A.
    Khaled AkbikOctober 17, 2013
    Stunning scenery. People are generally friendly. Prepare yourself for a LOT of walking, sun exposure and horse dung smell. Don't stop at The Treasury, walk on for more beautiful things.
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandMay 7, 2014
    If you need a good workout💪. This is it. Wear closed shoes, hat,sunscreen, long sleeves & don't forget your water. Start early in the morning, if your walking. Toilets are available through the route
  • Isabelle C.
    Plan this trip when having lots of time!! There is a lot to see!! Dress lightly, as its very hot. Walk down to the treasury and the old city first and then take an animal (camel, horse or donkey).
  • Javier H.
    Javier HernandezMarch 8, 2013
    Go to: High point of Sacrifice and the Monastery. Getting to the top of the latter won't take you more than 45min from the last cafeteria. Monastery to the visitors' centre: 1:30 at steady pace
  • stacy
    stacyNovember 4, 2011
    Sacrifice point (trail behind the Amphitheater) is completely worth it. Walk down other side to soldier's tomb & garden to trail head to monastery. LONG hike (10+mi). One of best days of my life.
  • Yian
    YianMay 12, 2012
    if you want hike all day (best way to get lost for 9 miles) pay the JD50, but if you want to just see Petra, go to Petra at night on mon/thurs nights (two hour candle walk for JD12.)
  • Alejandro H.
    Alejandro HdezJuly 28, 2015
    Get in through the north east entrance, right next to the small village, at 2 PM. 20-min walk to the start of the stairs to The Monastery... Petra will be for you only, no people back to The Treasury.
  • Sunny 105.1
    Sunny 105.1August 14, 2011
    It may be one of the 7 Wonders of the World, but to hundreds of Nabatean families Petra is still simply "home." Its children can help you to purchase souvenirs or give you a tour - in any language.
  • Ivan K.
    Ivan KovacevicJuly 30, 2012
    Plan to spend a night close by so you can really enjoy this breathtaling place. A climb to the monastery is a must, donkey or camel ride as well.
  • TOmasU
    TOmasUNovember 13, 2013
    Take a pair of normal shoes as you'll need to walk a lot. Don't forget to put on pants which are not very precious as there are a lot of dusts :) p.s. The smell during the walk is shitty
  • E. A.
    E. AbcOctober 25, 2015
    High enterance fee and with a guide is was even more (we did not take one). We walked all day and we could not even visit everything. Great holiday experience
  • Guillaume B.
    Guillaume BurdinAugust 30, 2010
    Right, do visit in the morning !! (open @ 06:00 am).The walk to the Monastery will take you 4-5 hours depending on... you )) but its worth the effort !!!!!!!!!!!
  • Majd S.
    Majd SouraniJuly 30, 2014
    Worth visiting if you are ever in Jordan .. Best time to go is either in autumn or spring ..lots of walking so don't forget to wear your running shoes
  • Samuel Z.
    Samuel ZuboApril 3, 2013
    Great place! Do not skip the rise to the monastery and the views to the mountains beyond monastery!!! Unpleasant local "street sellers" include children.
  • Clara W.
    Clara WuJuly 19, 2015
    the Monastery is not the only place worth visiting. for a less crowded, less strenuous experience w great views - try the High Place of Sacrifice instead!
  • Nidal S.
    Nidal SadeqOctober 16, 2012
    Don't forget carrying water and a hat, or you get burned! Climb up to the Al-Deir, very exhausting, but unforgettable!
  • Nansky G.
    Nansky G.January 13, 2012
    Highly recommended! One of the best places in the world to visit, highly impressive stone façades, it´s a magical place with stunning views!
  • Merve Ö.
    After U buy the tickets to enter (1day is 50dinar-2days 55dinar) it takes an hour to walk to the treasury and it is taking 5hours to finish it, you 'd better have a sunblock
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeMarch 1, 2012
    If you liked the Sacrifice and Monastery, go on the Al-Habis Fortress path too. This path starts near Petra Museum. Gorgeous views!
  • Emile A.
    Emile AboumradSeptember 6, 2012
    Buy cold bottled water in a mini market outside of the site before you go in. The prices in the stands inside are 4 times the price.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 12, 2012
    Jordan: Come celebrate a culinary legacy that spans millennia while contemplating the engineering feats of Petra—an ornate city carved into sheer red cliff faces 2,000 years ago.
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeMarch 1, 2012
    Make sure you bring a windproof jacket along with you. Sandstorms do occur, and wind gusts get strong when funnelled through narrow canyons.
  • Hien T.
    Hien TFebruary 16
    Recommend two days to fully enjoy Petra and hike the other trails. The food was not that great.
  • Tony M.
    Tony McMahonJune 11, 2013
    The pushy vendors are from the Bedouin tribe told to leave their homes there decades back - the right to hustle tourists must be a trade off
  • Graham W.
    Graham WallingtonOctober 18, 2011
    Tell the people that rent out donkeys to take you up to the monastery that wire bridles are painful and not acceptable. Maybe if everyone does it they will listen ...
  • Michael W.
    One of the wonders everyone should see. Absolutely breathtaking. Go off season - still a great place without all the crowds.
  • Tara N.
    Tara NagarajDecember 19, 2015
    The monastery, a few hours before sunset. Totally worth the hike, we rode on mules though.
  • Gato M.
    Gato MongeDecember 28, 2013
    PETRA - JORDAN - World Heritage UNESCO Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria Read more
  • DidiTH Ad! W.
    DidiTH Ad! W!jaYaMarch 26, 2013
    Been here a long long time ago (on my 1st Umra and my 1st time visiting middle east w/ my fam),, Awesome place and Historical Places at Amman, Jordan. #mustvisitplacesbeforeyoudie
  • The White House
    The White HouseMarch 26, 2013
    President Obama viewed the area near the Treasury during a tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Read more
  • Isabelle C.
    Don't pay too much and always bargain!! 15$ per person from the treasury to the entrance on any animal is reasonable.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 15, 2011
    established around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans. On the BBC's list of the top 40 places to see before you die.
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeDecember 11, 2015
    Petra | 2nd of the New7Wonders of the World, a list of landmarks created by the New7Wonders Foundation chosen by non-scientific popularity poll from 2000-2007.
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeMarch 1, 2012
    One of the most common scams here is that people offering animal rides will say the price is included in your ticket when it's not.
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlanaOctober 13, 2015
    Wake up early and be in Petra no later than 7:30 AM. You won't regret it + you'll beat the crowds.
  • Mss Kate C.
    Mss Kate ConBotasSeptember 2, 2013
    Rich food at good prices. near the entrance to Petra. They have free wifi, and computers to connect to the internet and pass cards photos to cd
  • Silversea
    SilverseaJuly 9, 2012
    This amazing rose-coloured city, carved into limestone mountains, was featured in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade."
  • Ozlem K.
    Ozlem KJune 20, 2015
    A must for Jordan visitors; it would be nice to make the entrance fee cheaper
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeMarch 1, 2012
    Check if your hotel does packed lunches, in case you don't want to eat in the shack restaurants inside Petra.
  • Beatriz G.
    Beatriz GonzálezDecember 18, 2013
    You can not Pay with credit card!! Really deserves to make all the way up.
  • Alessandro D.
    Alessandro D'OstilioAugust 25, 2010
    Don't miss the Sacrifice and the Monastery. The best time for the latter is at sunset
  • Sebastiaan S.
    Do Petra in 2 days. It only costs 55JD (one day is 50JD) You can do all hikes in two days on a easy speed. Bring enough water! :-)
  • Ehma J.
    Ehma JohnstonOctober 10, 2014
    Start early, head back to your hotel around three... Go for a swim, grab a quick dinner and come back for night at Petra!
  • Mohammad Q.
    Mohammad QabaaJanuary 7, 2012
    I used the driver Mohammad for two days. He got me from the Eilat border to petra
  • Brian P.
    Brian PagánJuly 3, 2015
    It's the most expensive entrance fee I've ever paid, but well worth it! There is ancient energy flowing in this place...
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