Reasons to visit Petra, Southern Jordan
- Petra is an impressive ancient city located between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea in the Southern Jordan. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
- The Greek word ‘Petra’ means ‘Rock’ in English as the name indicate this ancient carved on a sandstone mountain. Petra is also known as ‘rose city’ because of the red-rose color of the mountain.
- The Petra was built early as 5th Century B.C by the Nabataean. UNESCO recognized this site as a world heritage site in 1985.
- The city is an outstanding example of rock-cut architecture.
- There are 800 monuments in Petra including temples, tombs, and altars.
- The highly decorated royal tombs are the main attraction of this site.