Postcards from Petra

Petra is often associated with the quintessential visit to Al Khazneh (The Treasury). But there is more to it than that! Walk a bit deeper into Petra through our series of nine post-cards and unravel other experiences beyond the magnificent Treasury.

Some images do live up to the hype. Al Khazneh was definitely one of them!!

Some images do live up to the hype. Al Khazneh was definitely one of them!!

 

Used as a grand caravan entrance into Petra, the Siq is a 1.2 km long walk-way formed by a natural geological fault. It is said that several guards stood here protecting the ancient city.

Used as a grand caravan entrance into Petra, the Siq is a 1.2 km long walk-way formed by a natural geological fault. It is said that several guards stood here protecting the ancient city.

 

Also known as Kokhim, these rock-cut tombs were used as burial chambers for the wealthy in ancient times.

Also known as Kokhim, these rock-cut tombs were used as burial chambers for the wealthy in ancient times.

 

Its a cold day but the sun keeps us company throughout our trek to the Ad Deir monastery

Its a cold day but the sun keeps us company throughout our trek to the Ad Deir monastery

 

Built by the Nabateans this is the second most visited monument in Petra. The only way to access it is through a 1 hour trek of medium difficulty from Al Khazneh (The Treasury)

Built by the Nabateans this is the second most visited monument in Petra. The only way to access it is through a 1 hour trek of medium difficulty from Al Khazneh (The Treasury)

 

A further 20-minute trek from Ad Deir monastery brings you some fantastic views of the Petra Valley

A further 20-minute trek from Ad Deir monastery brings you some fantastic views of the Petra Valley

 

Highly recommended, Petra by night is a surreal experience with 1800 candles to guide you to Al Khazneh (The Treasury). Bedouins play soulful music reverberating from the ancient walls of Al Khazneh seeking tales from an era gone by.

Highly recommended, Petra by night is a surreal experience with 1800 candles to guide you to Al Khazneh (The Treasury). Bedouins play soulful music reverberating from the ancient walls of Al Khazneh seeking tales from an era gone by.

 

The Cave Bar, housed inside a Nabataean tomb, is a perfect way to unwind after a long day of trek. There are several burial coves which form private seating areas inside the cave.

The Cave Bar, housed inside a Nabataean tomb, is a perfect way to unwind after a long day of trek. There are several burial coves which form private seating areas inside the cave.

 

For the more culinary inclined travellers, Petra Kitchen is a must-have experience. Chefs experienced in traditional Jordanian cuisine provide an evening of cooking lessons and you get to eat the delicious food after!

For the more culinary inclined travellers, Petra Kitchen is a must-have experience. Chefs experienced in traditional Jordanian cuisine provide an evening of cooking lessons and you get to eat the delicious food after!

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  1. The pictures remind me of many of the canyons (national parks) in US like the Bryce Canyon National Park. For a travel site, pictures are the most important element and yours are just that. Excellent shots.

    • Thank you! Most of the credit for photographs goes to Neha’s good eye. 🙂 We were discussing just yesterday that the picture of The Siq looks like Antelope canyon!

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