Petra is an ancient city located in southern Jordan, and is one of the country’s most famous tourist attractions. It is a unique rock-cut architecture, with buildings and monuments carved into the red sandstone cliffs. Some of the most famous sites include the Treasury, the Monastery, and the Roman amphitheater.

The city was established in the 6th century BC by the Nabateans and served as an important center of trade and commerce. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Visitors can explore the site on foot or by horseback, and there are also several guided tours and hiking trails available.

Climate in Petra

It has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cool winters. In Petra, the temperatures can vary significantly depending on the season.

During the summer months (June to August), the temperatures can reach up to 40°C, and it can be very dry with very little precipitation. It’s important to stay hydrated and wear light, breathable clothing if you plan on visiting Petra during this time.

In the winter months (December to February), temperatures can drop to around 6°C and occasionally lower, especially at night. It can be quite cold, so visitors should bring warm clothing.

Spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are generally considered the best times to visit Petra, as the temperatures are milder, and there is usually more rainfall, making the landscape greener and more vibrant. During these seasons, visitors can expect temperatures to range from 20°C to 30°C during the day and cooler temperatures at night.


Things to do in Petra:


Walk through the Siq of Petra

A narrow gorge leading to the Treasury, with towering cliffs on either side.البترا-السيق-الأردن-مواكب للسياحة al-siq-petra-Jordan-Mawateb Travel


Visit the Treasury

A large facade carved into the rock, one of Petra’s most famous landmarks.البترا-الخزنة-الأردن-مواكب للسياحة the treasury-petra-Jordan-Mawateb Travel


Explore the Monastery

A large rock-cut temple, also known as Al-Deir, located on the top of a mountain.البترا-الدير-الأردن-مواكب للسياحة the Monastery-petra-Jordan-Mawateb Travel


Hike to the High Place of Sacrifice

A platform offering panoramic views over Petra, used in ancient times for religious ceremonies.البترا-المذبح-الأردن-مواكب للسياحة the High Place of Sacrifice-petra-Jordan-Mawateb Travel


Visit the Royal Tombs of Petra

A group of rock-cut tombs, including the Urn Tomb and the Palace Tomb.المقابر الملكية-البترا-الأردن-مواكب للسياحة the Royal Tombs-petra-Jordan-Mawateb Travel


Take a camel or horseback ride

Explore Petra on the back of a camel or horse for a unique perspective on the site.ركوب الجمل-البترا-الأردن-مواكب للسياحة Camel ride-petra-Jordan-Mawateb Travel


There are still many other sites that you can see when you visit Petra.




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