|As mentioned above, Petra is MUCH MORE Than just the treasury that is so famous. You can easily spend a week here and never see it all.
Besides the treasury, the other most famous building is the monastery.
The monastery coming from the main entrance is another mile past the treasury to get to the main steps that will lead you there. Along the way, there is much to see and photograph. Once you get to the first steps, you realize this is going to be strenuous. Facing you are 900 steps UP for an entire mile that winds in and out of the rocks passing small market places drink stands and locals.
Yes, Ally and I did this climb, but we chose to use a donkey to do so! Yes, it’s easier than hiking, but not for the faint of heart. The donkey takes you up and up and up and although you have a handler with you, it is still quite an experience. The key is to simply relax your body, and just flow. These jackasses know what to do more than me. Also, known as a bit of a jack ass as I have been told by Toby. 🙂
We spent two days at Petra and you could easily spend a week. It is truly awesome.