Petra The World Top Attraction UNESCO World Heritage Sites…The lost city of Petra; is one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
Petra means “rock” in Ancient Greek, a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian carved out of red sandstone desert cliffs.
Petra is Incomparable city in stone nearly 2,000 years old, built by the Nabateans before Christ’s birth. It was recently discovered nearly 200 years ago in 1812 by a Swiss explorer due to its location Arabah which is a section of the Great Rift Valley situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea surrounded by rocky mountains, gorges, and cliffs. Swiss explorer named Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812 followed some local tribesmen there, since it’s beauty was hidden from the western world behind layers of mountain. The beauty of red mountains and its construction with Sandstone was recently said to be one of the seventh wonder of the world and in 1985 it belonged to the UNESCO world heritage site as a valuable treasure of the world. You can also get inspired with other locations using some of our past articles Marseille, France Top Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing and Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil top attraction to help get you started planning your next holiday to discover other top attraction.