An ancient city in Jordan, Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its most precious cultural properties of cultural heritage. Petra is also called the Rose City owing to the red colour of the stone from which its stunning structures were carved.
5 Places to Visit in the City of Nabatean Architecture – Petra
1. The Treasury
A 1st century tomb of the Nabataen King Aretas III, this Hellenistic façade is a true example of craftsmanship. Locally known as Al Khazneh, visit this place if you want to fall in love with Petra.
This is the main entrance to Petra; this is a natural gorge of golden beauty that soars 80 metres above your head. Take a walk along the bizarre-looking formations by foot, cart or camel!
3. Royal Tombs
The most impressive burial place, this Royal Tomb deserves your respect. This site bathed in the golden light of sunset is sure to send shivers down your site.
4. High Place of Sacrifice
This is one of the well-preserved sites which gives a spectacular view of Petra. The Nabateans used to hold religious ceremonies here honouring their God, and the climb up a 100 stone steps to reach this holy ground is worth it!
5. Monastery, Al-Der
End your journey to Petra by climbing 800 stairs to visit this famed monument standing tall in front of you. The monastery is a simplified architecture that was built during the 3rd century BCE as a Nabatean Tomb. Admire its Hellenistic Facade when it is spectacularly bathed in mid-afternoon sunlight.