As a passionate traveler, you must have chalked out your priority list. But don’t forget to include, the heritage destination of Petra. Very recently, the place found a mention in the new list of world’s wonders. According to the seasoned travelers, you should catch a glimpse of the place, at least, once in your lifetime. The historically significant destination pulls in visitors from around the different corners of the world. It is swirling with people. If you have not visited the archaeological hotspot, you should take time out to explore this part of the world.
1. Glimpse into the ancient history
As you decide to trip Petra, you will come to know how the archeological park came into being, and how the city prospered under the Nabataeans and the Romans. You might have heard fascinating tales and fables about the large and long canyon that connects the Dead Sea to the Aquaba Gulf. During the times of the Roman rule, the valley stretch served as an important trading route. But now that you have come in direct contact with the mythical canyon, you realize how it currently fulfills the purpose of irrigation.
2. Be at one with the Al Khazneh
As you decide to trip Petra, you might have researched elaborately on the historical significance of the Treasury. It is breathtaking to see the structure that carves its way into the cliff made of sandstone. The structure is ridden and replete with bullet holes. The Bedouins and visitors reached out for the treasure as they believed it to be the safe haven for the Pharaoh’s treasury.
3. The place is safe and secure
You are keen on exploring the ancient glory that dates back in time to 312 B.C. You may have heard a lot about the Roman theatre that has near about seven thousand accommodations. But at the same time, you are concerned about the issue of safety. But as far as the safety issue goes, you have a precious little to worry. You must know that Jordan has not been attacked, in recent times. It shares a peaceful relationship with its neighbors and the place is not only amazingly beautiful but safe for visitors and travellers, as well.
4. You can also fulfil your desire for swimming and snorkelling
For that, you have to go to Aquaba that finds itself at the end of the Grand Canyon. Once you reach the gulf, you can make arrangement for the sea cruises. If you have a passion for boating, swimming and snorkelling, you can have a whale of a time enjoying the fun, fiesta and the frolic.
5. Enjoy the culinary excellence
That’s another reason why you should visit Petra. Apart from the typical Jordanian spread, you will also enjoy the feel and fervor of Mediterranean cuisine. But once you are here in Jordan, don’t miss out on the falafel, hummus, and mansef which is supposed to be the signature national dish.
A must-visit destination
The place which stands out from the rest, owing to its historical and archaeological significance does merit a place on your bucket list. Now you know the reasons for including it in your priority list.