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Dana Nature Reserve

biosphere reserve

39km

30.683635.6169

Wadi Rum

valley in southern Jordan

72km

29.576535.419928

Mitzpe Ramon

small town in the south of Israel

75km

30.6134.8

Kerak

city in Jordan

86km

31.18055635.701389

Eilat

Israel's southernmost city

92km

29.5534.95

Aqaba

Jordanian coastal city

92km

29.5135

Dead Sea (Jordan)

Jordanian side of the Dead Sea

95km

31.333335.5

Madaba

city in Madaba Governorate, Jordan

137km

31.716735.8

Desert Castles

fortified palaces or castles in what used to be the Umayyad province of Bilad ash-Sham

154km

31.1394736.63848

Amman

capital of Jordan

163km

31.9511435.92409
Sights

Ad Deir

The largest carved monument in Petra, dates back to the 1st century AD. The interior, like that of the Treasury, is puny in comparison to the facade. The more than 800 steps up to the Monastery can take over an hour, and even if you take a donkey you will have to walk and climb for about 10 minutes near the end.

493m

30.3377777835.43111111

Al-Khazneh

Upon exiting the Siq, visitors can view this jaw-dropping grandeur. Be sure to note the urn atop the Treasury structure, it has been rumored that the urn contained a Pharaoh's hidden treasure, and the urn bears the bullet pock marks where Bedouin travellers throughout the years have tested the theory. Get there when the park opens at 06:00 or 06:30 (depending on the season) and you may have the Treasury all to yourself or with fewer than 5-10 people around and no vendors.

2.3km

30.3224535.451617

Siq

The entrance to Petra is a long, winding sandstone canyon (about 2 km). There are minor carvings spotted here and there throughout the Siq, but the most impressive sights are the colorful and unusual sandstone patterns in the rock walls. There are also remains of terracotta pipes built into the sides of the canyon that were used in Roman times to carry water.

2.3km

30.3222222235.45166667

Wadi Musa

This is the city next to Petra, doesn't have any big touristic attraction except for a great panorama from uphill.

5.2km

30.3199888935.47843611

Dana Biosphere Reserve

biosphere reserve

39km

30.6833333335.61666667

Al-Karak

city in Jordan

86km

31.1833333335.7

Dead Sea

salt lake bordering Jordan and Israel

111km

31.535.5

Machaerus

119km

31.5672222235.62416667

Umm ar-Rasas

Jordanian archeological site

123km

31.5007861135.92026389

Bethany

village recorded in the New Testament as the home of the siblings Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, as well as that of Simon the Leper

138km

31.7714111135.261325

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Petra

Jordan
Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

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Jan

11°C2.2
Precipitation: 45 mm

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13.1°C2.8
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13.4°C3.4
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