The pre historic civilization which peeps through the carvings on the rocks, Petra is home to some of the most archaic sites of Eastern and Hellenistic architecture. This Nabataean caravan-city, mapped between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia thereby making it culturally rich. Every year, tourists visit this city in Jordan to understand and witness the history of its civilization. The surrounding mountains riddled with passages and gorges only mystify the visitor’s experience further. There are several sights which introduce you to this city of rose colored stone, beginning from The Treasury, a rock-cut temple that’s the most-photographed part of the site due to its starring role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the Monastry building, which offers stunning view of the surrounding valleys, the pillars of the Hadrian Gate and the Cardo. True to its name-Petra, which means rocks- the city will offer you plenty of art souvenirs , which are unique in that the sand used is naturally colored and scraped from the rock walls of various Petra canyons and not artificially colored. The most common design displays a camel's silhouette against a desert background. Due to its tourist visits, the city now houses various accommodation facilities for the people who come here to come face to face with the past. There are a plenty of hotels in the city. To name a few- Petra Marriott Hotel, Moevenpick Nabatean Castle, Beit Zaman, Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort, Grand View- are some of the hotels in this ancient city which provide a comfortable stay.