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Late afternoon we came to Petra, one of the 7 worldwonders. Allready late, we visited Little Petra. It is older then Petra itself and it gave us a little impression what we could see the next day. One hour spending is enough, but is is amazing to see how old these structures in the mountains are.
The next morning we went to Petra. The guide decided not to go to early, because almost everybody goes early which means a large range of people by the entrance. We went on 8.30 and could after buying the ticket walk straight through. We could not start later, because you absolutely need a full day to see this world wonder. Actually, to see everything you need more than a day. Another tip: take you walking shoes! If you want to see as much as we did, you will walk for hours.
Petra is found by the Nabataeans in very ancient times. But also there are Egyptian, Greco-Roman and Byzantine structures, which makes the whole area interesting. Petra is a World Heritage Site now. After dinner in the afternoon we could visit the Monastery of Petra. But is in an hour walk straight up the mountains. Half of us did, half of us didn't. You really need a good condition for this, it is a very stile climbing experience and you must be a little fit for this. But also the monastery after the climb is amazing. Don't go down after that, go a bit further and enjoy the view high in the mountains.
After that we returned to our bus, I must say I was exhausted! We walked at least 10 miles. But this is treally a world wonder, and the highlight of Jordan. Allthough, the next day, the Wadi Rum desert, is also considered to be a highlight!