This three-quarter mile walk into Petra is stunning and the sense of anticipation before you enter the city is incredible.
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The Siq is the mile long box canyon that leads to the Treasury in Petra. Everyone is so excited to get to Petra that this fascinating walk is often just hurried through. Just take a moment and appreciate it as well. There are djinns, carvings,...More
My advice, WALK! don't take a horse or a donkey ride in this place. you will miss a lot! the place is amazing, the mountains caving in on you and you can see a lot of nephtanian architecture around you.
Make sure you pay attention to the drainage channel along the side of the Siq and watch out for the carriages. The Treasury awaits!
Upon entering the UNESCO site, you walk down a wide valley that narrows as you proceed. Near the end of this broad expanse, you enter a narrow cleft in the rocks and proceed down a narrow arroyo surrounded by very high stone walls. This place...More
We walked through the Siq at approximately 0630, which meant that we were basically alone to wander as we pleased. The whole walk is incredible and if you're in a rush to get to the Treasury, you'll miss the amazing rock formations (and at that...More
The Siq is the 1.2km walkway (felt longer) to the Treasury. The walk is thru a gorge surrounded by towering rock walls which provide shade and turn different colors depending on the time of day. As this is the only path to the Treasury, you...More