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Siq al-Barid (Little Petra)

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miniature Petra


15 km north of Petra, there is another miniature Petra, which is almost unknown to tourists. It is not as spectacular as the Great Petra but it is a short preamble thereof. You arrive there via a narrow fault called the Siq, which is small and, once you have crossed it, the facade of a monumental tomb appears, with many stays dug on either side of the narrow valley. This was formally a place to welcome camel caravans on their way to Petra. The entrance to this little Petra is free and can be reached by walking up to the Monastery of Petra or the center of Petra. I did this tour not because it

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The secret of Petra

Near Petra lies a treasure, not as spectacular as Petra itself but a close second. Inhabited until a few decades ago by the nomadic Bedouins ve were previously kicked out. Little Petra is believed to be built to house the caravans that rested in Petra. Also you can appreciate the canal system and driving the waters that were gathered at pocetas where it was stored. If you have the time, discover this treasure.

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