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Petra is the historic city which is famous for its ancient ruins left by the lost Nabatean civilizations. It is located between the Dead Sea and Red Sea and has a key historical and archeological significance in the world. Petra is famous for its unique rock cut structured and architecture which is filled with amazing rock carvings. Petra is also a highly popular thanks to its extensive features in movies, novels, video games and music videos. Petra was chosen for the Seven Wonders of the World and holds the UNESCO World Heritage Site tag.
Petra has extreme summers with scorching temperatures and humidity, typical Middle Eastern climate. During the summers, temperature tends to go beyond 35 degrees. The winters months from November to February are cold with very low average minimum temperature. The best time to enjoy the highlights of Petra is spring season between the months of March to May. April is the busiest tourist month and another good time to visit Petra is the autumn season during the months of September to November.
The closest International airport to Petra is King Hussein International Airport located in Aqaba. The airport is around 115 kilometers from the main city. The airport is well connected by regional and domestic airlines. Queen Alia International Airport at Amman is the main international airport of Jordan and is also the primary hub for official flag carrier, Royal Jordanian Airlines. The airport is one of the premier international airports in the Middle East and receives plenty of international flights from all over the world.
Petra has no modes of transportation apart from camels. In Petra, you have to either walk or take a camel ride to explore its ruins and heritages. Donkey and horses are also available to explore the region. However, Petra is best explore on foot. Most hotels in the vicinity offers taxis and free shuttles to the entrance of Petra. From the main gate, you can either hire a camel, donkey or horse ride or choose to explore the historic city by walking. Do ensure to put on a comfortable pair of shoes or slippers and carry lots of water and nutritious food to combat the heat.