Petra Monastery

A Tourist Guide for Visiting Petra

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The ruined city of Petra is one of the marvels of the ancient world. Described by the poet John William Burgon as “the Rose-red City, half as old as time,” Petra is a place that will captivate even the most hardened traveler, and one of those places you will never forget.

Petra should be on every traveler’s bucket list. We’ve prepared this handy visitors guide to help you prepare for your first visit.

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The Best Roman Ruins You’ve Never Heard Of

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In northern Jordan, about 30 miles (48 km) north of the capital of Amman, is Jerash, home to the best Roman ruins you’ve never heard of. When one talks about Roman ruins, it’s only natural to think of them being predominately in Italy, the center of the Roman Empire. It’s easy to overlook other amazing Roman ruins that exist throughout the former Roman empire, including those in Turkey, throughout northern Africa, and in the Middle East. Since most people are completely unaware of Jerash before coming to Jordan, its common for travelers to exclude the city completely from their itinerary. To overlook this treasure on your visit to Jordan, however, would be a mistake. Read More