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Often described as the eighth wonder of the ancient world – and one of the seven wonders of modern civilization - Petra is Jordan 's most valuable treasure and one of its greatest tourist attractions. A vast, unique city carved into the face of sheer rock, Petra was developed by the Nabateans, who settled there more than 2,000 years ago and turned the area into an important junction for trade routes that linked Europe to the Far East .

Entering the Petra Valley , you will be overwhelmed by its outstanding architecture, along with its natural beauty and breathtaking views of the mountains, sand dunes and deserts surrounding it. Experience too, the energies of the more than 500 elaborate rock-cut tombs and other structures that have survived time and the elements and marvel at their intricate carvings.