pretend you are Indiana Jones
Petra Jordan is one of those places that you have to put on any bucket list. I went a decade ago and then dragged my husband there last year because "you can't miss this one" I told him. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fans will recognize the location. But aside from the Treasury (shown above) there are many other facades as well as an amphiteater and the ruins of a Roman road. Lost to all but some bedouins who lived in the ancient city for centuries, the now UNESCO World Heritage site is protected and the bedouins have been removed to a new town overlooking their former home. Take a camel ride- why not? - and enjoy a glass of tea at a "cafe" as you wander through. Things have changed since my first visit so I would also add this to the GO NOW list - gone already is the handmade shack with the hand lettered marquee "Indiana Jones Gift Shop", now instead is a new visitors center - progress to some but not to all... so make your own call on this one. But for me, I am glad I saw it before the bedouins left town and UNESCO moved in to "clean" up the place...
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