With the lost city of Petra, desertscapes of Wadi Rum and salty waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan is a destination not to be overlooked. There’s a misconception it’s an unsafe Middle Eastern country but it is in fact, a safe and tranquil retreat plus its got world-class cuisine and an intriguing culture – so much so its heavily influence pop culture and blockbuster movies. Read more…
Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World is a representation of Jordan and therefore, Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction. Known as the Rose City due to the colour of the stone or the Lost City as the site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, Petra is a place you need to see, to believe, that it is in fact real-life. UNESCO even described the historical and archaeological city as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. What to know more? Here are 13 exciting facts about Petra.
Every country has their iconic landmark, from The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt to the Parthenon in Greece. For Jordan, its most famous attraction is the historical and archaeological city of Petra. This breath-taking rose coloured city has been around since 312 BC, and is a national symbol of the city (and so it should be). However, once you have visited Petra, there is still plenty of other attractions in Jordan that will leave you with the same WOW feeling!
See our top attractions other than Petra that are definitely worth adding to your itinerary!
Warning: by reading this blog post you will have severe wanderlust to travel to the Middle East. From the remarkable pyramids in Egypt, to camping in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan or soaking up the sun on the beach in Israel, the Middle East has so many incredible things to discover and explore.
Checkout our top 10 experiences you must have when travelling the Middle East!