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