It’s that time of year when the nights start drawing in and we all start fantasising about our next escape, be it short or long haul. And so to guide you on your way, we asked some of the world’s top travel experts and luxury tour bookers where they predict those in the know will be holidaying next year. With something for every budget, scroll on for your comprehensive 2019 travel bucket list.
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Petra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the best things to do in Jordan. Our complete guide has everything you need to know about when to visit, where to stay, and what to see at this ancient archaeological site in the Middle East. From souvenirs to food and drinks, we’ve highlighted the best places to eat, stay, and shop while visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site.
AMMAN — The Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) on Saturday organised several activities to celebrate the 11th anniversary of Petra’s selection as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.On July 7, 2007, Petra won a spot in the popularity poll, led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organised by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Switzerland, out of 21 finalist ancient sites across the globe, and became one of the New Seven Wonders.
Petra, Jordan has often been called “The Red City,” or the “The Lost City of Stone,” or known for its famous backdrop in the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Located in the southwestern corner of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new “Seven Wonders of the World” was once a thriving trading center and the capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106.
For thousands of years, Petra remained a lost city, unknown to the modern world. Discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812, visitors have come from around the globe to explore its magnificent and fascinating architecture. Thousands have come to photograph her, all at different times, to see how the light impacts the strata’s of changing colors when the sun rises and sets.
As you begin to walk along the Siq, the main entrance to the Rose City, glorious stone monuments begin to emerge, still holding tight to their secrets from 2,000 years ago. Who were these people? How did they live?