December 2016 | By Jordan Tourism Board North America |
Petra. A Rose-Red City half as old as time.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, and a sprawling ancient city amidst the desert in Jordan. Much has been written about Petra, but there is absolutely nothing that prepares you for the chilling feeling you get upon approaching the entrance and catching the first glimpse of the mighty Treasury. Although the Treasury is undoubtedly the mainstream sight in the Rose-Red City, there is much to be discovered and explored in this ancient City. In fact, Petra is 3 times as large as Manhattan in terms of size.