Day 23 - Up to the monastery we go!
Trip Start Sep 30, 2012
105Trip End Jan 09, 2013
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We were continuously amazed during the walk up by all the views, interesting steps and so on and not so impressed with the donkey poo on route!
But after the 800 steps we came around the corner and there it was - a two stores high facade cut into the rock complete with pillars and alcoves where statues once stood. It it believed that this area was once a huge courtyard with the monastery as the key building. They also believe that it was probably used as a holy site from which offerings were made etc
We then took our time walking back and peeped in at a few of the other sites on the way back. Our last stop before we left was the Treasury and we had a small sit down to savour our last sight of Petra. It's been an amazing adventure being here and we feel privileged to have been a part of the Indiana Jones experience.
After a swim and rinsing off at the hotel pool we headed to the Jett bus station to catch our bus for a three hour journey into Amman. We have a 0210 flight tomorrow morning to Bangkok so will be spending most of our night in the airport but.... we'll be in Thailand in the morning, Yay!