Petra Archaeological Park

About this place

Petra is Jordan’s top attraction, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the world’s largest and richest archaeological sites. The Petra Archaeological Park was declared one of the Seven New Wonders of the World - and is considered unforgettable among travelers.

The park encompasses the well-preserved remains of the ancient Nabataean capital which was a thriving city, and home to about 30,000 residents from 400 BC to 106 AD. But what makes it so unique is the “buildings'' which were not built with bricks but were carved out of massive red sandstone cliffs.