The Nabataean capital of Petra is one of the many spectacular historical sites in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a country of deep traditions that has worked to preserve its ancient inheritance and natural beauty while navigating modern realities in a region of continuing conflict.Reclining on a rooftop carved two millennia ago, a Bedouin surveys the realm of the Nabataeans, beckoning from the sands of southern Jordan. Forgotten for centuries, Petra still echoes with mysteries of the past; this immense building, Al Deir (the Monastery), was probably a Nabataean shrine.
Jordan may be a small country but it is jam-packed with amazing sites. If time permits, continue your journey to Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon. It is located in Southern Jordan and there are many camps located throughout the area. Spend a couple of nights under the stars and this will allow for an ample amount of time to explore the desert. Petroglyphs, the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, and striking sandstone formations will leave you in awe for days. Jordan is undoubtedly one of the most friendly and beautiful countries I have been to and I hope to return some day.