Petra (Arabic. البتراء read “al-Batra”) is an ancient city located in the South — West of Jordan, the former capital of Idumea, and later of the Nabataean Kingdom. It is located at an altitude of more than 900 m above sea level in the narrow Sik canyon. The capital of Jordan, Amman, is 236 km away.
The ancient city of Petra belongs to the new wonders of the world, and is also included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Millions of tourists come here to see the rock city with their own eyes. The spectacle is really impressive, since it is impossible to believe that this was created several millennia ago. Continue reading