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Petra: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jordan is an arabic country situated on the eastern bank of the Jordan River and is characterized by ancient monuments, natural reserves and resorts overlooking the sea. Here you can visit the famous archaeological site of Petra, the capital Nabatea dating back to about 300 BC, which lies within a narrow valley characterized by tombs, temples and monuments carved into the walls of pink sandstone.

The archaeological site of Petra is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Known throughout the world as the ‘Pink City’ for the characteristic color of its walls, Petra is a city carved into the rock and nestled between the ravines of the mountain. Its buildings, carved directly out of the rock, are splendid examples of ancient architecture, which are made even more fascinating by the spectacular chromatic variations of the rocky layers, with shades ranging from ochre yellow to fiery red to white, interspersed here and there with green and blue stripes.

It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and declared one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Under the sands and ruins of the ancient city, later capital of the Nabateans, a monumental structure has been discovered that could date back over 2150 years ago, a sort of “city under the city” less than a kilometer from the center of Petra known so far.

For an experience that will remain indelible for the rest of your life, you have to visit Petra away from the noise of the crowd that is attracted every day. Immerse yourself in magical atmospheres you can, at nightfall, under the sky that is slowly propped up by thousands of stars. It is here that, surrounded by the rock that during the day is a dazzling and warm pink color but in the evening is shrouded in darkness and illuminated by hundreds of candles that follow one another along the way, that you take the road to the end of the canyon to get to the Treasure, or Khasneh al Faroun, the symbolic building of Petra. Indescribable suggestions that transport you into another atmosphere are guaranteed to experience emotions that project you back in time.

In addition to the evening spent at the court of the Nabateans at the site of Petra, Beida is another must visit destination, located a few kilometers away from the entrance to the main site. Crossing the passage that accompanies you to where the mysterious events of the Nabatean people have happened, you arrive at a place that is only for those few tourists who take the time not to follow only the stages of mass tours and follow their curiosity.

Another attraction not to be missed is the Jordan Museum, opened after years of work in Amman: located in the new area of Ras al-‘Ayn, it provides the right tools to reflect on the past, present and future of the country. It is developed through a series of attractively designed exhibition rooms and covers 1.5 million years of Jordan’s history and archaeology, starting from the Palaeolithic. With its three main galleries, dedicated respectively to Archaeology and History, Traditional Uses and Customs and Modern Jordan, the Museum tells the history of Jordan both chronologically and thematically using the over 2,000 artifacts loaned by the Department of Antiquities.



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