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Five Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To Petra, Jordan

Travelers Today       By    Jestan Dale Mendame

Updated: Mar 15, 2017 06:33 AM EDT

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Petra, Jordan is a beautiful place that's rich with culture and historical attractions. It's no wonder why most people would really want to visit this lovely place. However, there are essential information that a traveler must know before heading here--here are some of them. 

When Should You Visit?

Petra is located in a place where the climate is really hot. During summer, the temperature could reach to about 36°C and this is not an ideal time to visit this place. According to Hostel Bookers, if you want to enjoy its sights and attractions, try visiting it during spring which is from March-May or in fall which is from September to November.

How Long Does It Take To Explore Petra?

It really depends on how much time you want to spend on each historical site but the average traveler can explore it all in one day. Five or six hours is enough time to do some exploring. For those who really want to immerse themselves in history and culture, 12 hours would suffice.

Top Attractions In Petra

If it's your first time visiting this place, try entering the Siq and witness the majestic atmosphere of the ancient city. After passing through it, you'll reach the other side which is The Treasury that's a temple carved into a rock. This is one of the most famous sites in Petra because popular movies were filmed here like the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Is Petra Safe?

Jordan, in general, is a safe place to visit and there's not a lot of political instability going. This means that it's pretty safe to visit Petra and the only thing that could harm you is dehydration.

Alternative Places To Visit

Petra can become crowded sometimes and it's natural since it's really a popular destination. If you want an alternative place to visit, Sedunia Travel suggests the Al Beidha or Little Petra, as some people would call it. It's only a 20-minute drive away from Petra and still offers the same kind of experience.

Now that you know a few things about Petra, Jordan, you'll be able to enjoy this place better. All that's left is to plan out that itinerary!

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