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Map of Petra Site

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Here’s a map of Petra.

If you are visiting the site, I suggest you print this map out. They didn’t have any in English when I visited.

Map of PetraMap of Petra
1 Djin Blocks10 Corinthian Tomb19 Qasr Al-Bint28 High Palace of Sacrifice
2 Obelisk Tomb11 Palace Tomb20 Unfinished Tomb29 Lion Monument
3 Al-Siq12 Sextus Florentinus Tomb21 Al-Habees Museum30 Garden Temple Complex
4 The Treasury13 House of Dorotheos22 Petra Archeological Museum31 Triclinium
5 Street of Facades14 The Nymphaeum23 Lion Triclinium32 Renaissance Tomb
6 The Theater15 Colonnaded Street24 Al-Deir – The Monastery33 Broken Pediment Tomb
7 Aneisho Tomb16 Byzantine Church25 Turkmanian Tomb34 Roman Soldier Tomb
8 Urn Tomb17 Winged Lion Temple26 Conway Tower35 Snake Monument
9 Silk Tomb18 The Arched Gate27 Moghar Annassara36 Crusader Fort

 

Main Sites

Here’s the best of the main sites from Petra, Jordan.

You’ve got refreshments along the way, so don’t worry too much about water.

Obelisk Tomb

Once 7 metres tall. Standing at the entrance caves to Al-siq.

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Obelisk Tomb

AL-Siq

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Name for the channel running through the mountain. Used to carry irrigation pipes and there is evidence of the Nabateans building and harnessing water through a number of dams as you pass through.

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Entrance to Al-siq

 

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Al-siq

Al-Khazneh or ‘the treasury’

Named the treasury as Bedouins believed there was ancient treasure buried in the urn’s which decorate adornments.

Bedouin settlers have routinely taken pot-shots at trying to release the treasure they believed was within. Although that was not possible,  the site is actually a tomb.

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The ‘treasury’ Petra

Palace Tombs

A large number of tombs on the south-west face of the Siq mountain.

Probably the largest and most spectacular site in Petra when viewed from the opposite hill, the Palace Tombs are a tribute to the opulence of the nobles who built them.

Standing around 40-metres high they can be easily reached, and there are Bedouin stalls along the way to get refreshments, mint tea, sit down for five minutes.

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Palace tombs

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Outside palace tombs

 

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Inside palace tombs

Colonnaded Street

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Passing the Amphitheatre, you’ll  reach this the colonnaded street. On the left you have the remains of a Greco-roman style walkway leads from the Amphitheatre up to the site of the Temple, currently being excavated by Browns university.

On the right is the old river with a number of channels leading into it.

At the base of the Colonnaded Street you have the museums and restaurants.

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Route to Crown Plaza buffet

If you want a cheap buffet, I recommend the Crown Plaza. KML

The Bedouins will try and sell you stuff. It’s up to you what you buy.

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Copyright 2008 Michael Tyler in China. Stories of things Chinese

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