Petra Jordan beyond the Treasury

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To those who know Petra Jordan from the movies, the site is merely Al Khazneh, or as it’s known in English “The Treasury”. Those who have visited Petra know the site is much more. It could take a person more than a day and several miles by foot to cover the sites associated with Petra.

Petra lies out in the desert of Jordan, nearby the town Wadi Musa. Once described as “a rose-red city half as old as time” it still impresses tourists to this day. The site is believed to be as old as 2,300 years.

When visiting, bring protection from the sun, lots of water, and be prepared to spend the whole day exploring by foot. Know that there are many other structures and facades cut from the rocks beside the most well-known, Al Khazneh.

Stephen Bugno's two decades of independent travels have taken him to more than 100 countries. His freelance articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Hartford Courant. He lives in Alaska, USA publishing the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag and blogging at Bohemian Traveler in bween international travel and adventuring at home. Find him on Facebook, or Twitter.

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