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Many praises have been associated with Petra, which resides in the Jordan Desert. It is a piece of history that goes back to the beginning of humanity. In the past, Petra was part of a war zone, and reaching it was very dangerous, leaving a mysterious and mythical aura around this beautiful area.

Even in modern times, it has gained recognition and respect. In 1986 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in 2007 it was selected as one of the seven new wonders of the world.

Petra is an ancient city, made of red rocks that are unique to the Jordan desert and can be reached by an organized 4X4 tour through the desert via Wadi Musa, and later on foot or by riding a camel, donkey, or a horse. The sandstones change color as the sun moves along the sky. 

The arrival in the city of Petra is sudden. The city is hidden from the observer and is suddenly visible in the middle of nowhere. 

Traveling in the desert is not dangerous during this period and time, but a local guide is definitely needed as the terrain conditions are not simple and it’s easy to get lost if you don’t know the area.