Many people have heard about the Treasury in Petra. Maybe because they’ve seen the Indiana Jones film The Last Crusade. In the end of the movie you see them enter the Treasury in search of the Holy Grail.
The famous 40 meter high building that reveals itself when you get to the end of the Siq is indeed impressive. But it’s not the only monument to see when you visit Petra.
Petra, the 2000 year old Nabatean village hidden in the Petra mountains. The Nabateans carved their tombs, temples and facades out of the rose-red sandstone and constructed their efficient water collecting systems. And Petra became a prosperous capital city on the silk route.
Walk through the Siq and be mesmerised by the impressive Treasury, the most famous of the temples. Or take the natural stairs on the Al Khubta trail to end up high on the mountain so see the Treasury from above!
And don’t forget to take your time to go off the beaten track to discover the other hidden beauties of this ancient village. There are many walking trails, like the hike starting in Little Petra, via the back road, to have your first view at the Monastery.
Be sure you can stay in the B&B and make your booking!