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 lots and lots of people - they kept coming and
coming - and no ticket office open?!) we were served sweetened tea, as is
customary in this country.
The hillsides looked beautiful at night with all the house
lights on, so we took a few quick photos of the hillsides before coming in to
bed. An early morning is planned, to
avoid the heat of the day, so we tried to be as organised as possible.
... to finish packing and as we went out a
door, a man came up to us saying he had been sent my the guys at the bus stop
because we wanted to go to Petra and he would drive us. Now although we
had no intention of taking a taxi there, he had been waiting for so long for us
that he dropped his prices to that of the buses. We realised he wasn't a
registered taxi driver but more some guy who wanted to head home and we were a
way to pay for his ...
... while at the end of the Siq the ruins open out of the colonnaded way. Set on a promontory that overlooks the valley of Petra to the west, accessible via a type of sacred stepped way cut into the rock, is another building with an imposing facade carved out of the rock: this is al-Dayr, the austerity and the simplicity of which join to demonstrate the original local version of elements of the Hellenistic tradition. The structure of the interior is devoid of any funeral ...
... of Jordan later in this post. Right now, we will skip to the main event - the amazing, awesome and ancient Nabatean city of Petra, nestled deep in the mountains just south of the Dead Sea. Now, in our opinion, the word awesome is over used but it really is the word that springs to mind when attempting to describe our experience of Petra. Commonly referred to as The Rose City, out of all the places we’ve travelled across the world and all of ...
... here also because the Romans came and conquered and killed the locals who had carved everything (because they're Romans and it was their duty to kill everyone), but the main Greek and Egyptian inspired carvings and water irrigation were built by the Nabataeans who had travelled the world and brought back the knowledge this a beautiful part of the world, and Jordanians seem genuinely welcoming of tourists, I've had some magical ...