Tour Petra Archives - Pointes of View


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“There are no words to describe this place.” “This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen.” “It was the best money I have ever spent.” Literally carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, Petra is one of those places where descriptive superlatives fall far short of the experience of being there.  The Rose City Twice I’ve been on tours to Petra – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – and I imagine future trips would not diminish its attraction. On both tours our Jordanian guides noted the “Rose-Red City” is a honeycomb of hand-hewn caves, temples, and tombs carved from blushing pink sandstone in the high desert of Jordan more than…

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