Photo of the Week: The Irony of Petra’s Treasury

The Irony of Petra, Jordan 

The Iconic Treasury in Petra, Jordan

Petra, and Jordan, is without question one of our favourite places on earth. It’s one of those truly spectacular, awe-inspiring destinations that left literally left us speechless. We’ve tried to describe its magnificence, detail and enormity but words simply cannot give it proper justice.

As a recent addition to the NEW Seven Wonders of the World, Petra has steadily become one of the world’s most recognized landmarks, hanging out with the heavyweights like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the lost Incan city Machu Picchu.

What many people don’t realize is that Petra is much, much more than just the Treasury, which seems to get all of the attention and has become the staple postcard picture of Jordan (and with good reason!). 

Petra is massive. It’s spread over several kilometres and is made up of hundreds of caves, tombs and monuments carved out of sandstone cliffs and canyons. You can literally spend weeks hiking and exploring the rocky terrain and never walk the same path twice!

This photo illustrates “the other side” of the historical city. The majority of photos you’ll like find on the internet strategically eliminate the eyesore tourist machine to the left of the fascinating Treasury. We actually find the irony quite humorous


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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.