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JORDAN:

Petra
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Beautiful pink colored stones

Petra, located in South west of Jordan is an archaeological site dated back around 300 BC. Took us about 3 hours to reach Petra from Amman by bus traveling through deserts and mountains.
Once we arrived at the entrance, we have to walk about 1.2 miles - surrounded by narrow canyon called Al Siq, containing tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, which earned its nickname the "Rose City." Until we reached the facades known as The Treasury or Al-Khazneh of Petra, 45 meters high or about 12 stories high according to our guide.

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The first glimpse of Petra's Treasury (Al-Khazneh)

Jerash, Jordan
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Jerash pictures starts here. This is the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch. Entrance to Jerash

Located in northern Jordan , about 45 minutes drive from Amman. Known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa and some rare human remains dated back about 7500 BC.
Notable were the Temple of Artemis and the 2 huge Forums. Jerash today is home to one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities, which earned it the nickname of "Pompeii of the East" . Personally, I think Jerash is better, bigger, and more interesting version compared with Pompeii.

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View from the temple of Zeus overlooking the Corinthian columns in Jerash

My visit to Petra would be the last site that completed my wish to see the new 7 Wonders of the World(2007).
That would include:

  • Taj Mahal - India. ...
  • Colosseum - Italy. ...
  • Chichen Itza - Mexico. ...
  • Machu Picchu - Peru. ...
  • Christ the Redeemer - Brazil. ...
  • Petra - Jordan. ...
  • Great Wall of China - China. ...

A Milestone, a dream in my younger years. I would not have accomplished this without the blessings from God, and the understanding and support of Aileen who’s always been there trusting and believing that I will always make the right decisions.

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Another beautiful wall inside Jerash

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Walked at least a mile and a half with beautiful views of the canyons to reach the treasury of Petra

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Narrow canyon called Al Siq on the way to the Treasury of Petra

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The structure is believed to have been the mausoleum of the Nabatean King Aretas IV in the 1st century AD.

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Mosque by the Citaldel of Amman

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Corinthian columns in Jerash

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The first glimpse of Petra's Treasury (Al-Khazneh)

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Tombs along the way to the treasury of Petra

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Jerash

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Beautiful pink colored stones

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Citadel of Amman

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Aileen riding a Camel in front of Al-Khazneh of Petra

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Jerash

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The treasury of Petra

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Roman forum in the northern part of Jerash

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Moses supposed to hit this stone that produced water. Spring water is located on the left under the pavement

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Jerash

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Jerash

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Jerash

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Aileen dwarfed by the size of the columns at the Citadel in old town of Amman

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Full view of The treasury of Petra

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Streets are even and easy to walk

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It’s an easy walk. Not to elevated

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Temple of Zeus in the background, Jerash

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Jerash

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Temple of Zeus in the background, Jerash

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Entrance to Jerash

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Camel ride in the treasury of Petra

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More pictures on the way to the treasury of Petra

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Turning Arab :))

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Lots of tourists from all around the world

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Nice views of the canyon

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Petra

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Jerash

Posted by ilovenewjersey 21:19 Archived in Jordan

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Great story & pictures... Thanks for sharing your memories...

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