Immerse yourself in a wonder of the world

Immerse yourself in a wonder of the world
Immerse yourself in a wonder of the world

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the New7Wonders of the World, no trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to the ancient city of Petra. Sitting in southern Jordan, as UNESCO describes, Petra was "an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia," and takes shape as a city that's half built, and half carved into the surrounding mountains where a labyrinth of passages snake their way through the rock.

Only rediscovered by Jean Louis Burckhardt (a Swiss explorer) in 1812, this Nabatean capital dates back centuries - a worthy owner of its UNESCO and wonder of the world status. It is hard to imagine how Petra was lost for so many years - especially when wandering through the impressive rose-coloured site. Simply, a site you will never see anywhere else!

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