Petra. 7th new wonder of the world

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  1. Sailor

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    OK, guys this was in fact a fabulous slide slow but I couldn't adapt powerpoint to the forum so I had to copy it all to photobucket individually.
    I am pleased to be able to present these photos as I have been to this place with my wife. It is the greatest venue that a tourist can be at.
    It is the best place I have ever been to.
    It is a narrow canyon to get there and is only accessible on horse back.
    Five hundred horses are kept there for tourists to ride in each day.

    Try and make it there in your lifetime.

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    PETRA JORDAN

    The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value - as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.

    Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

    Petra the world wonder, is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.


    Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 kilometre in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80 metres high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colours and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury).
     
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