Walking Through Petra Jordan in Photos

Photo of Petra Approaching the Entrance to Petra

Approaching the Entrance to Petra

The canyon at Petra starts quite wide open photo

The canyon at Petra starts quite wide open

the canyon narrows quickly at petra

And then it narrows quickly.

The canyon gets very narrow at Petra

... and gets very narrow.

Water channel runs along both sides of the canyon

A water viaduct runs along both sides of the canyon.

The color of the rock at Petra

The color of the rock is quite beautiful.

First glance at the Treasurey Building Petra photo

And then you get your first glance of the Treasurey Building

The treasury building Petra

The treasury building is actually a misnomer. It was a tomb.

Camels in front of the Treasury  photo

Camels in front of the Treasury building.

Architectural elemment of the Treasury Building Petra

Architectural elemment of the Treasury Building.

The treasury building upper section.

The treasury building upper section.

treasury building section

Another Treasury Building section.

Beyond the Treasury Building there is the original town of Petra.

Beyond the Treasury Building there is the original town of Petra.

Queen Noora Foundation store

Queen Noor Foundation are the only sales allowed in Petra.

Mule photo

You can travel through Petra on a mule.

Horse and cart in Petra

I took the buggy back.

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I was a guest of Visit Jordan on this trip. They did not influence the experiences or opinions I have chosen to share on Solo Traveler.

  • Lula

    It’s been my dream to visit Petra ever since I saw it in the Indiana Jones film (yes, strange, I know)! I have a friend/college buddy who recently moved to Jordan. When I visit, Petra is definitely on the agenda!!

  • http://florine-foulon-portfolio.weebly.com/ Florine Foulon

    Indeed! It’ so appealing, definitively a must-see to add on the places-to-go list!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Davis/1220010396 Carol Davis

    Thanks for my mini trip.So nicely presented and the camel shots were great…wanted to paint one on a canvas. One of my favorite animals. Thank you!

  • Jay

    Great photos.

    I got to get there; it’s not that far away from where I live.

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  • http://solotravelerblog.com Janice Waugh

    It is a beautiful country, isn’t it.

  • Sylvia

    A memory back of my 2005 trip to Jordan. 

  • M00_2010

    Amazing place as you will be charmed while touring in Petra. 

  • http://growingwings.net Faith

    Wow, beautiful! The colors and the shapes, the curves. These photos are awesome. 

  • Joel Marcelo

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