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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

“A-Rose-Red-City” Petra, Jordan

Petra means "rock" in Greek. It is located about three hours south of Amman, the capital of Jordan, and was founded by a nomadic Arab tribe known as the “Nabataeans” several centuries before Christ's birth. The country of Jordan is located in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia and south of Syria. Petra is an ancient city built on a mountain slope and become one of the wonders of the world. It is now said to be one of the seventh wonder of the world and it belongs to the UNESCO world heritage site. Petra represents the ancient world’s heritage culture. It is a beauty hidden behind layers of mountain. The city was founded by digging and carving rocks as high as 40 meters. The entire red rose city of Petra has such a charismatic appeal that it attracts anyone & everyone who enters the city, taking them to a different world of divine beauty and mystery. This place has attracted millions of tourists every year. The one who visited it say that it is a site that can never be forgotten.

A complete documentary on Petra, Jordan by National Geographic :


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