When people say Jordan they immediately think of Petra and vice versa. I`ve only been a few days in Jordan and I`ve already noticed there`s much more to Jordan than Petra. However that doesn`t take away from the beauty of Petra and why Petra should definitely be on your list when visiting Jordan.
I, personally, was very looking forward to seeing Petra and sometimes high expectations can be disappointing. Luckily Petra was not!
Walking through that narrow gorge and knowing each step gets you closer to The Treasury at Petra is thrilling. When you reach the end of the Siq and see that first glimpse of Petra is unique.
I can only try to show you what I saw through some of my photos.
There`s much more to be seen than just the Treasury, so make sure you take enough time when visiting Petra to take it all in.
The Monastery was probably the biggest surprise of my day at Petra. It`s located about 20 minutes and 800(!) steps from the final part of the Petra site. I can say it`s quite a climb and I wasn`t sure it was worth it. People coming down said it was and they were right! This is, in my opinion, equally impressive as the Treasury.
If you don`t take you`re able to make the climb, there are enough Jordanians with donkeys ready to take you up.
Just before the hike, the scenery is gorgeous and makes it obvious why Petra is called the Pink City.
*I`ve been invited by the Jordan Tourism Board on this trip, however all opinions are my own.
Special thanks to Nikon for letting me test the Nikon D7000 and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VRII camera lens.