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Jedibri81 t1_ixq7kv6 wrote

I first saw that place in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


friendlypelican t1_ixqjvvg wrote

The disappointment when you get there and find it is only one room deep is unbearable


MorkSal t1_ixqse65 wrote

Dude, that one building yes but the whole area is amazing. I wandered for two days there and could easily go back.


totoropoko t1_ixr8cdh wrote

I'm usually prepared for most "famous sites" to be disappointing since they usually are shot from the best angles. I don't know about this one. Are there shops and modern houses just out of the frame? If not, that's a win for me.


CSW11 t1_ixs37kz wrote

Thankfully, no. This is an amazing place to visit. Incredibly well preserved. From what I recall, it’s about a 30-45 minute hike to get to the Treasury (photographed). Then you can spend an entire day hiking around Petra. The Monastery is equally as impressive to see and photograph. Highly highly recommend visiting Jordan.


Scindite t1_ixsuv4y wrote

Most of the modern activities are in the city about a 2km walk away. You start in the main city and walk through a narrow canyon to reach this point, there's a little cafe to the left, but nothing more. If you continue walking to the right, you'll reach an open valley that has more amenities (restaurants, bathrooms, gift shops, camel/donkey rides, tour guide services, etc).

There are actually quite a few attractions, the treasury (post photo) and the monastery are the famous attractions, but there are hundreds of similarly carved tombs about a quarter the size of the treasury, an extensive city of roman ruins, roman amphitheater, temple, caves, huge cisterns/waterworks to see, and more.


Sir_Lemming t1_ixsujr6 wrote

Yeah, I was super disappointed by that when I went there, seemed almost anti climatic after the voyage through the ravines.


CSW11 t1_ixs3be4 wrote

Haha! Did you get to go inside? That’s special. I don’t believe they allow tourists inside the Treasury anymore, due to vandalism.


vrenak t1_ixubs9y wrote

They don't, but plenty of others are open.


omdano t1_ixtnq85 wrote

Ummm you didn't explore the CITY of Petra then and you just went to the Khazneh (The treasury)


jet_heller t1_ixslpmv wrote

Isn't that the same for anyone over like 30.


XeroShinoda15 t1_ixspe98 wrote

I first saw that place in... sigh.. Revenge of the fallen