Petra is an ancient city in Jordan. A city of Petra is a wonderful treasure of the ancient world hidden behind the rocky mountains of Jordan. It is considered to be the greatest and the most famous place of interest of this country. It is situated to the north of Aqaba, only 133 km from it. Petra was built for us by hardworking people who had settled there thousands of years ago.
People say there is nothing else like Petra in the whole world. This pink and red city carved in rock walls is full of magical charm. It seems that it was created in order to imbue a part of wonder into everyone who visits it. By the way, UNESCO named the city one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
A narrow gorge named Sik is an entrance to the city. The gorge is one kilometer long and it hides from people’s eyes everything around, even the sun. Al Khazneh temple meets visitors after the gorge ends. Contrast between the dark gorge and building carved in a wall impresses much. Further you will find a lot of buildings. Some of their walls reach 50 meters in height. There are over 800 antiquities in Petra. Buildings, tombs, shrines, temples, and streets with colonnades still remain the proof industriousness of ancient city dwellers.