Petra is the name of the huge Nabatean and Roman archaeological site, whereas Wadi Musa is the name of the town where the site is.

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Head down the claustrophobic confines of the siq for your first glimpse of the Treasury, featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; hike to the High Place of Sacrifice; wander amongst all the rock-cut tombs; and climb up to the Monastery for the incredible views.

You can ride a camel or a horse, check out some well preserved Byzantine mosaics, visit the site by candlelight, and even have a drink in a cave.

Described as “a rose-red city half as old as time”, and made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, Petra is a place that really does live up to all the hype.

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