The city of Petra, Jordan is a whole culture and civilization which cannot be compared with any other city in the world. This is one of those wonders of the world which were lost for a long time. It was rediscovered in the 18th century to be restored expertly to turn it into its older, majestic self. Petra, Jordan gradually found its way into the 7 wonders of the world ad experts all over the world realized that it was one of those things which are un-comparable.
The word Petra means “Rock”, which hardly seems co-incidental because the whole city of Petra, Jordan is built with Sandstone on the face of a stretch of cliffs, which is what makes it unique. As research un-earthed lost facts, we came to know that the civilization which dwelled in this city was known by the name of Nabateans. The Nabateans were a Nation who lived on trade, and they were the ones who built Petra, Jordan.
Since, the Nabateans are known to have inhabited the Peru’s area from the Red Sea to Dead Sea, they seemed to have secured routes for trade to the Capital of Peru of the time; Petra City.
Petra city was probably one of the driest cities of the world and it is hard to imagine how a city with more than 20,000 inhabitants survived without easy access to water.
With huge red mountains, and a beauty which has to be seen with one’s own eyes to be truly appreciated, Petra, Jordan is a place unlike any other. One of the 7 wonders of the world, Petra Jordan, is not only a great tourist attraction but also the most valuable treasure for Jordan itself.
The city entrance is through a Siq, which is quite a wonder in itself. Amidst high cliffs, it is built with rocks and colors which is enough to make your eyes pop out of their sockets. Walking through the Siq is a whole experience itself. As you cross it, you come face to face with Al-Khazneh. Built with rocks, it is a huge tomb built for a long-lost Nabatean king.
The wonders of the city do not end here. In case you are planning to visit this one of the most amazing wonders of world, it is wise to spare a whole week to really explore Petra, Jordan.