Important tips before traveling to Petra

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Jordanian city of Petra

If you are a fan of travel, then surely you have already heard about the Jordanian city of Petra, and even wished to visit it one day,

It is one of the new wonders of the world and the location of the filming of many films, and a UNESCO site as well, but many travelers may not know much about the ways that make their trip wonderful and smooth, so learn about some tips that make your experience more enjoyable when traveling to Petra.

Best time to visit Petra?

Petra is a hot place, especially in the height of the summer months, and the best time to visit is during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) when temperatures in this period of the year range around 18-25 degrees Celsius.

As for the most appropriate time of the day to visit, it is with sunrise at five in the morning, which means not being exposed to the intense heat of the sun, in addition to enjoying away from the crowds of tourist crowds, as you can do in the afternoon.

How much time do you have to spend to explore Petra?

You can easily discover Petra in one day, and although it varies between each person, you can spend 5-6 hours or even 10 hours, but even so, a day gives you a lot of time.

Petra is open at night on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for overnight tours, the tour starts at 08:30 and ends around 10:30, it's really popular and favored by many visitors.

What is the best way to get to Petra?

You can get to Petra from Amman Airport, and the journey takes about four hours by taxi, and you can also travel on a public bus directly to Petra from Amman Bus Station and it takes about the same time.

And if you rent a private car, ask the driver to pick you up from the Kings Highway road, although it is not as fast as the direct highway, but this road is scenic, wonderful, some locals even call it the Grand Canyon of Jordan, and there you will find wonderful sights and most likely will stop more than time to take photos.

From Aqaba Airport, it will take about 1.5 hours, and entry to Petra is done by purchasing tickets from the Petra Visitor Center' in Wadi Musa, which is the nearest town.

At the entrance to Petra you will find a rocky path surrounded by very high walls called the Siq, you can cross it on foot, or on horseback.

What sights can you visit in Petra?

Entry through the Siq is a Introduction to visiting this ancient city. On the other side of the passage, you will find the Treasury, a rocky site of rock-cut tombs with unique inscriptions and architecture, the most photographed site in the region.

A great thing to do when visiting is to visit the monastery with an intricately carved facade which can be accessed via 800 steps and stairs.

Are there places to eat and drink in Petra?

There are restaurants on site, and you will get a free map with your ticket so you can find them where they are.

What should I bring to Petra?

Wear loose, comfortable clothes, preferably made of cotton, and shoes must be strong so that you can walk around in them, with a hat and sunglasses, and also make sure you have water to meet the temperatures that usually drop dramatically when the sun

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