We managed to get a day in PETRA before heading off to the ferry that heads off to Egypt tomorrow.
Petra was fab, a long walk down to the treasury and onwards, but really good exercise pulling and pushing Lily’s push chair with her in it.
It started with The Djinn blocks…
This followed by The Obelisk Tomb…
The closed walls are also special esp. if no one is around and you can hear the horses shoes against the rock roads coming up and down the track to and from the attractions.
The water was channeled to the old city by man made furrows.
And then out of no where the Khazneh or Treasury built for rituals for priests.
And then on again towards the the Roman soldiers tomb…
And then on again to the centre of the old city where you can see the Um Tombs
What an amazing afternoon. It costs 50JD’s to enter, 60 for 2 days and 90 for three days. 1 JD is around a pound sterling, so expensive. The locals will try sell you goodies and offer you horse cart rides, but coming back all the way to the top gate looks really tempting. The closed walls keeps the sun out which is GREAT, except when you walk into the centre of the old city. Thats when you need your hat, sun cream and sunnies!