Petra a.k.a. The Rose City, or, that place where Indiana Jones was filmed

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Petra a.k.a. The Rose City, or, that place where Indiana Jones was filmed - The Treasury - the money shot.
Petra a.k.a. The Rose City, or, that place where Indiana Jones was filmed - The Treasury - the money shot.
Petra a.k.a. The Rose City, or, that place where Indiana Jones was filmed - The Treasury - the money shot.
Petra a.k.a. The Rose City, or, that place where Indiana Jones was filmed - Jordan - Petra
Petra a.k.a. The Rose City, or, that place where Indiana Jones was filmed - Jordan - Petra

Petra a.k.a. The Rose City, or, that place where Indiana Jones was filmed Reviews

AliAbdHasanat AliAbdHa…
1 reviews
Petra - Jordan Nov 27, 2014
Undoubtedly the most famous attraction in Jordan is the Nabatean city of Petra, nestled away in the mountains south of the Dead Sea. Petra, which means "stone" in Greek, is perhaps the most spectacular ancient city remaining in the modern world, and certainly a must-see for visitors to Jordan and the Middle East.

The city was the capital of the Nabateans -Arabs who dominated the lands of Jordan during pre-Roman times- and they carved this wonderland of temples, tombs and elaborate buildings out of solid rock. The Victorian traveler and poet Dean Burgon gave Petra a description which holds to this day -"Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time." Yet words can hardly do justice to the magnificence that is Petra. In order to best savor the atmosphere of this ancient wonder, visit in the quiet of the early morning or late afternoon when the sandstone rock glows red with quiet grandeur.
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wilbraham wilbraham
1 reviews
"Has to be seen to be believed" May 10, 2011
Going through the mountain passage and then the first thing you see is the Treasury where the Indian Jones was filmed was

amazing,unbelievable! I was as the english say gob smacked! You can see the bullet holes still in the stonework while they were filming.Rose City is now classed as one of the seven wonders of the world!
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PleaseDontBePsycho PleaseDo…
41 reviews
May 06, 2007
This is an ancient Nabatean "city". Traders going through would camp here and people also built their graves here - so basically it used to be a necropolis. It is shrouded in mystery because none of the remains of the interred have been found and they are still finding tons of the sites - they estimate that 60-80% of the structures have yet to be found. Can be cheap to expensive depending on how you do it. My friends and I rented a car from Avis in Aq'aba (about 20 USD per person for the car rental and gas, including a pick up from the Jordanian-Israeli border). It takes about 2 hrs to drive there (traffic isn't an issue). Oh - watch out for mega speed bumps on the highway - yes - speed bumps on the highway. Head out early in the AM because it closes in the early evening. If you are a student, make sure you have your student card on you when you pay for admission because it'll save you about 10 USD. If you go off the beaten track, you can see this enclosed area where there are some insane mosaics on the ground - the fork leading to it is around the amphitheatre. It is listed on the map they give you of the site. Wear comfy footwear - I wore my Birks and that was just fine. Bring an extra t-shirt to change into if you are there in the summer - you'll get sweaty and it's nice to be dry and clean on the drive home. Doing the donkey ride thing is a tourist trappy kinda thing. You go at the speed of a sedated ant and it smells like poo along the track that the horses and donkeys go on. Just walk - its what we did and it was amazing. You can do this trip through a tour organiser but it'll cost you about 4-5 times as much than if you did it on your own. Don't forget to bring water (unless you want to buy expensive water) and bring your camera!!
The Treasury - the money shot.
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