When we finally got our chance to visit Petra, Jordan, the moment we crossed through the Siq and could see the Treasury for the first time was simply unforgettable. Next thing thing we noticed, mostly because they’d been traveling alongside us for the prior 20 minute walk, were these horse and buggys making the trip as well. I must have sat for a full 20 minutes trying to get this exact shot only to have it ruined by that fellow in a red shirt and his backpack!
IF YOU GO: Plan to buy the two day pass and spend the night in the area. Most tourists come through on a bus tour and spend one full day during daylight hours, which is plenty of time. If you give yourself the time of a two-day pass you can sleep in, arrive in the afternoon when the crowds have already dispersed, and by the time you’re ready to leave at nightfall you’ll have the place completely to yourself!
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