Petra – A View Through Victor’s Eyes (a grateful repost)

As a travel agent (especially one who is only 30 years old) there are only so many place that I can have already travelled in my life. It’s so nice to have people go to the other places and share their marvelous experiences with me (and the world). This journey to Petra was absolutely stunning!

Victor Travel Blog

The purpose of this journey was to look at the wonder, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan. It is the most visited tourist attraction in this country, and probably one of the Wonders of the World. At least, one building in Petra is a piece of art without any doubt.

A little of history

The Nabataean kingdom reached its apogee about 2000 years ago. Its capital was the city of Petra. In the mountains in the middle of a hilly desert in the territory of modern-day Jordan, nature, time, water, and wind created a narrow passage leading to a small valley in which the Nabataeans built their capital. All the buildings were carved inside the rocks.

At the beginning of the Common Era, the city gradually lost its commercial importance and finally fell into decay. Petra was rediscovered by Swiss traveler Johann Ludwig Burckhardt only in the 19th…

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