A beautiful gem in the Middle-East, a holiday to Jordan combines ancient sites, wonderful hospitality, and a genuine wonder of the world in Petra. A popular holiday choice as it allows visitors to explore the desert, as Lawrence of Arabia once did, Jordan is the perfect place to visit for a holiday high in wonder.
High on everyone’s list on a holiday to Jordan is a visit to the ancient site of Petra. This wondrous city has been cast into the sandstone escarpments – giving it a look like no other city in the world. The whole area is an unforgettable one but the defining sites within Petra are the Siq and the Treasury.
The Siq is simply known as the entrance to the city, but it’s also much more than that. Moving through tall, imposing sandstone walls is a sign of things to come as you walk the ‘one-mile wonder’ to the aforementioned Treasury. The Treasury, or Al-Khazneh, is one of the most elaborate temples in all the Ancient Arab Kingdoms. The face of all tourism guides in the country, a Jordan holiday isn’t complete without a visit here. Beautiful both in the day and at night, you could do much worse than visiting The Treasury a few times to really take it all in.
Those looking to explore the desert will find the most popular spot is Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon. This 60-kilometre valley in southern Jordan is the largest one in the country. These red-tinged dunes are gloriously vast, continuing as far as the eye can see – providing a sight you’ll never forget. There are even canyons in certain places flowing with seasonal water, while there are palm trees and an explosion of flowers here in the springtime.
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