Petra has always been on my must-see list, so when a beach vacation in Aqaba, Jordan came up, I had the chance to visit this sandstone marvel. After arriving at the parking lot, you have to walk a narrow passage (a few meters wide) for a while, and out of nowhere there it is – the Treasury you have seen in all the photos! Just incredible! If you continue further down, there are a lot more ruins, but nothing beats the Treasury! At the end there is a small restaurant, at which we had lunch – nothing special. It is also possible to do a one hour climb to get a far reaching view of the area. I didn’t do the climb, as I was more than content with the views I got from the surrounding cliffs. You can also pay for horses or donkeys to take you down/up the passage.
I was on a bus tour, but if you’d like you can hire a taxi to take you there. It’s a few hours drive from Aqaba. It felt like everybody arrived early in the morning, so maybe going in the afternoon should be considered.