There can be nothing better than traveling some of the most famous tourist attractions in Jordan and Petra is one such place that has unmatched archaeological importance. Petra that is also known as Al-Batra in Arabic, is an ancient city situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea.But before you travel to the place, here us a list of facts that you undoubtedly need to know before your Jordan Petra Tour. Dive this Petra-guide, and you will enjoy every bit of your astounding trip.
A sneak peek into Petra’s history
If we are talking about history here then among Petra’s history, The Treasury is estimated to be 2,000 years old, and the Petra is known to be the home to over 800 carved tombs that are resting in silence on the land of Petra.
Settled in the heart of Jordan, the literal meaning of the town’s name is inferred from a fair Greek Dogma “Petros” that refers to the “rocks.” The most astonishing fact is that the town of Petra is half constructed and still popular as any other flourished and well established town in history.
Surrounded by passages and mountains, Petra is also known to be the center metropolis of Nabataeans, and due to the rose-red hued sandstones, the place is also known to be the Rose City. The Nabataeans assembled the city of Petra to follow the astronomical actions of the Earth concerning the sun. The sunset in the place is truly mesmerizing, and the place looks like it is embracing the sun rays with pure bliss and enthusiasm.
Do you want more reasons?
Well if you want more reasons to visit this amazing place, then you should know that Petra is a colossal city of breathtaking monuments, tombs, and sacred structures. The place has a great historic significance and to explore the town of Petra one has to traverse a thin canyon of near about 1km.
The city is entirely established in Wadi Musa, and because of its age old archaeological importance, the place was confirmed to be one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in the year 1985. Even UNESCO defined the heritage town of Petra to be the “priciest ancient properties of man’s traditional heritage.” What the Smithsonian’s magazine says is the place is definitely among the top 28 places to see before you die and among the seven fascinating wonders of the globe. What else do you want as a reason to see this amazing place?
Did you plan a tour yet?
If you are searching for the best-in-class tour, then there is no better alternative then doing your homework and planning everything before it turns too late. Make sure that company that you choose for Jordan Petra Tour has Avant grade transportation as well as other features to make your Petra tours splendid. Consider your budget and plan your trip accordingly, and the results will never disappoint you.