Petra is more than two thousand years old! Once a thriving trade center and the capital city of the Nabataean empire, after a large earthquake and changes in trade routes, Petra was abandoned for hundreds of years.
The narrow gorge leads visitors on a spectacular 1 km (not quite a mile) walk towards Petra! The dazzlingly red, pink, and purple hues of the naturally carved gorge, seem to change colors with every step!
With a beautiful red-carved façade that has intricate details of Corinthian columns, decorative bands, female deities, mythological figures, and other creatures that have withstood thousands of years of weathered elements.