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 Petra|
|1 Djin Blocks||10 Corinthian Tomb||19 Qasr Al-Bint||28 High Palace of Sacrifice|
|2 Obelisk Tomb||11 Palace Tomb||20 Unfinished Tomb||29 Lion Monument|
|3 Al-Siq||12 Sextus Florentinus Tomb||21 Al-Habees Museum||30 Garden Temple Complex|
|4 The Treasury||13 House of Dorotheos||22 Petra Archeological Museum||31 Triclinium|
|5 Street of Facades||14 The Nymphaeum||23 Lion Triclinium||32 Renaissance Tomb|
|6 The Theater||15 Colonnaded Street||24 Al-Deir – The Monastery||33 Broken Pediment Tomb|
|7 Aneisho Tomb||16 Byzantine Church||25 Turkmanian Tomb||34 Roman Soldier Tomb|
|8 Urn Tomb||17 Winged Lion Temple||26 Conway Tower||35 Snake Monument|
|9 Silk Tomb||18 The Arched Gate||27 Moghar Annassara||36 Crusader Fort|
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.
Once 7 metres tall. Standing at the entrance caves to 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.
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.
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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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.
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.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2008 Michael Tyler Sailor's Almanac: Further Narrowboat Adventures