Crowne Plaza Resort Petra
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Resort Petra Wadi Musa
what a place. genuinely five stars, but be prepared to be overwhelmed by the crowds. the buffet breakfast goes on for miles and they have a pretty sweet set up for swimming in the Dead Sea.
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... There were another 22 travellers expected, for that is what we are. It is very rare that people spend more than a night at the Bedouin camp. We are considered to be travellers passing though for which a warm welcome and big Bedouin hospitality is always waiting.
Our hosts asked if we had any plans for this afternoon. We had planned on visiting Little Petra. An archaeological site not on the scale of its twin town "Big Petra" but still full of carvings. Jane, ...
... headed across to the Petra visitors centre to purchase our tickets and wait for the guide to appear and lead the way.
At 8:30 the guide led about 40 of us down the open path that leads to the entrance of the Siq. This is a narrow ravine that is flanked by sheer rock climbing 80 metres above the Siq floor. It was pitch black except for the candles every 10 yards or so, either side, marking the path. The Siq is 1.2 km long and, except for the occasional whispering ...
... shelter structures still intact. We then visited Moses Spring where Moses struck the rocks and water sprung forth from the ground while during the exodus from Egypt. The Rock and spring are now in a building and it was amazing to find this spring still working thousands of years later. The spring was the actual water source for the Nabatean people in Petra from which they piped the water several kilometres to the ...
... may have once stood, or empty graves where bodies may have been buried.
We walk almost sixteen kilometres today, and only scratch the surface. You can see buildings carved into the rocks wherever you look. The size is surprising, but pleasantly so, at least we didn't come all this way just to see a building that we had already seen in a movie.
We have bought a two day ticket, so will come back tomorrow to look at it from a different ...
... on their donkeys, quite a sight in itself. Resisting their offers of a ride took some willpower. Talking of riding on donkeys we did notice that rather well endowed visitors to the site, young and old, had absolutely no qualms about taking long rides on these little donkeys. How can these people actually think it is right for a small donkey to carry them up steep extensive climbs in such heat? Very sadly cruelty to donkeys is well known in Petra ...