Instagram abounds with Petra pictures, and Jordan is emerging as one of the most popular countries to visit in the Middle East. It’s pretty safe and affordable, and there are some amazing things to do.
Of course, the highlight of any trip to Jordan is Petra, the hidden city in the rock. This is an incredible ancient town carved into the rocks in southern Jordan. It can be explored by foot, or on the back of a camel.
Hopefully these Petra pictures inspire you to visit!
There are some interesting Roman ruins near the Collonnaded Street.
You get to see a bunch of small rock houses like this on the road to Petra.
These camels are posing in front of ‘Al-Khazneh’ — the Treasury of Petra.
If you climb above Petra, you can see rock mountains like this in all directions.
Petra camel striking a pose.
A view from one of the Bedouin tents above Petra. See the Roman theater?
Sand art souvenirs for sale in Petra. The craftsmen can add your name in sand letters too.
One of the weird rock formations on the way to the Monastery.
Flowers near the Monastery.
Peeking at the Treasury through the Siq passageway. This is one of the best spots to take Petra Jordan pictures.
Rocky cliffs in all directions.
Soaking up sun.
Looking up at the Treasury.
The narrow twisting rock ceilings of the Siq pathway.
Flowers by the Monastery.
If you don’t feel like walking around Petra, you can pay to ride a camel.
Visitors walking through the Siq.
Mountains in the distance. See the cave entrance on the left?
Tomb of ‘Unayshu.
This is the first view you get of the incredible Treasury of Petra when you walk through the Siq passageway.
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