Visit Petra in Jordan
An inspiring experience
Petra in Jordan may not be one of the most famous landmarks is the world, but we think the sheer scale and beauty of the ‘lost city’ of Petra is well worth a top 10 spot.
How to visit Petra in Jordon
Although Jordan borders some of the more troubled countries of the Middle East, such as Iraq, Syria, Israel and Saudi Arabia, it rarely experiences any problems. Jordanians perfectly articulate this when describing themselves as ‘The quiet house in a noisy neighborhood.’ Petra is the treasure of the ancient world and there is nothing in the world that resembles it. Hidden behind rugged mountains, the rock-carved, rose-red city boasts more than 800 individual monuments. Petra sits about 163 miles (262km) south of Amman and 83 miles (133km) north of Aqaba where the countries two international airports are situated.