Petra is easily the #1 tourist attraction in Jordan, attracting around 600 000 visitors a year. So I got there just after sunrise in an attempt to beat the crowds. I failed, miserably. By the time I got to the Treasury, hundreds of people already milling about and posing for photos. I was strangely disappointed by this, but had heard tales of a secret hidden hiking trail – rarely taken by tourist – that led to stunning views from above the Treasury. I’d dreamed of this moment for many years – ever since seeing Petra in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade – and I was simply overwhelmed with the beauty of this ancient archaeological relic. Here, it was impossible not to feel the energy of the past resonating throughout the hillside.
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