The wonders of the world always surprise us with fascinating architecture. One such example is Petra, the architecture made on rose-red sandstone. You should have noticed a glimpse of Petra architecture in films like ’Indian Jones’ and ‘The Last Crusade’.
It is a genuine architecture of Nabataean and one of the treasures of the Middle East. It is added as the modern wonder lately but it is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 1985. It is one of the most visited tourist attraction of Jordan.
It is misunderstood by many tourists it takes only a few hours to visit this place. But to completely understand the architecture and enjoy, you need at least a day there. Make sure you visit the places mentioned below and enjoy getting mesmerized by this marvelous architecture.
Top Things To Do In Petra
Petra served as the capital city of the people of Nabataeans from 100 BC to 100 AD. Archaeologists claim that this city got abandoned by the invasion of Romans and several earthquakes. However, you can find the amazing remains of architecture which stand gorgeous.
1. Pay A Visit To Treasury
It is the highlight of Petra and has the amazing formation of sandstones. This is the tombstone of the great Nabataean King Aretas III. This tomb is completely constructed using the sandstone which looks spectacular.
It is the beginning of the site and there are a lot more similar marvels you can see.
2. Enjoy The View Of High Palace
It is a must-see sight to enjoy the complete essence of Petra. If you search the name on the web, this is the image you can see. But it looks more wonderful when you see in person. Especially many travelers enjoy the beauty of this palace during night.
The 100 stone steps lead to the palace and this makes the wonderful view during night time.
3. Walk Through CobbleStone Water Channels Of Petra
This is a magnificent natural beauty of nature over time. It is a long and narrow 12000 meters which makes you feel heavenly. The natural sandstone formations for 80 meters above your head are the best thing you should experience.
The Nabataeans were great architects and they built many water channels like this. You can see their purposes when you travel there during the rainy season.
4. Hike Or Take A Donkey Ride
There are many ways you can hike up the place. You can take a donkey carriage, camel ride, or just walk to the top and enjoy the scenic view. You can see different transport modes which are followed for a long time.
You can walk through different streets like Colonnaded Street which are the Roman remains. You can visit The Great temple, The Monastery, and many ruins there.
5. Enjoy A Spectacular Sunset
After completing your trip, you can end your day with an amazing sunset in the evening. The sun rays on golden sandstones make it heavenly. The cobblestones and most other paths turn rose-gold during this time.
To sum up, Petra is the most beautiful wonders of the world. You can find several hotels to stay and satisfy your appetite. Take your time and enjoy the most out of it as the place is truly wonderful.