Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of . Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
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Al-Khazneh is one of the most elaborate temples in Petra, a city of the Nabatean Kingdom inhabited by the Arabs in ancient times. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Ad Deir, also spelled ad-Dayr and el-Deir, is a monumental building carved out of rock in the ancient city of Petra. is situated 2 km northwest of Petra. Photo: Berthold Werner, Public domain.

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The is a religious temple in the Nabataean city of Petra. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, also Li is a small crusader castle close to in . is situated 2 km east of Petra.


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