Petra(Top 100 Places to visit):-
The lost city of Petra, Jordon still has secrets to reveal about its fascinating history. Travelers who relate their selves with ancient world and architectural wealth of that time, this place is must see destination for them. Another name for Petra is the Rose City. Due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. UNESCO has described Petra, as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.
It established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans. As Nabateans, also known for their great ability in constructing efficient water collecting methods in the barren deserts. And their talent in carving structures into solid rocks. One can easily see their class of architecture at city. Unfortunately an earthquake in 4th century destroyed these water management systems buit by Nabataeans.
Petra, mainly admired for its 800 individual monuments. That include buildings, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples, arched gateways, and colonnaded streets. That mostly carved from the kaleidoscopic sandstone. Due to its magnificent attraction of mindboggling architecture Petra also picturized in some renowned movies. It includes The Mummy returns, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Arabian Nights, Passion in the Desert, Mortal Combat as well as Petra appeared in the novels Left Behind Series, Appointment with Death, The Eagle in the Sand, The Red Sea Sharks .
Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. And also listed in wonders of new world on 7-7 -2017.
Petra, also called ‘Lost city’ because for almost five centuries. It was hidden to the outside world, until its rediscovery by a Swiss explorer named ‘Johann Ludwig Burckhardt’ in 1812.
Other than Petra places to see in are Jordan Al-Maghtas, Wadi Rum, Dana Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea, Qasr Amra, Jerash and Aqaba.