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Five Fun Facts About Petra, Jordan.
The city of Petra, is one of the new seven wonders of the world and is considered Jordan’s “most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, and it is visited by tourists from all over the world.” The city grew during the 1st century BC and became prosperous through trade in frankincense, myrrh, and spices. On December 6, 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site, also Petra was chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as “one of the 28 places you should visit them before you die.”
Petra is also known as the rose-red city, a name it gets from the color of the rock from which many of the city’s structures were carved.
At night time, visit the “Petra Night Show” where you will get to explore the city after dark and with the aid of 1,500 lighted candles. The event runs every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and the entrance fee is 17 JD only or about $25.
4. Stay at the Movenpick Hotel, located at the entrance to the historical Petra site. With its authentic antiques and artworks, it is undeniably one of the most distinguished and “instagrammable” hotels in the Middle East.
5. The Monastery is one of the largest monuments in Petra and was was built in the early 2nd century AD, during the reign of King Rabel II. The hall was reused as a Christian chapel and crosses were carved in the rear wall thus the name “Monastery.”