Horse and carriage for tired visitors. The temples, tombs and buildings were carved by the Nabateans a nomadic tribe originally from Yemen, who settled in the Petra area around 300BC.
Walking through the siq which leads to the main Petra site. Our guide Ahmed is on the far right.
Through the siq.
Part of the Roman road in the siq.
Walking through the siq
The incredible natural colours in the cliffs the from the siq.
Our guide described this rock as "The only elephant in Jordan".
The sides of the siq almost seem to enclose you as you walk down to the main site.
More of the amazing natural colours and textures.
The Treasury at Petra. Nothing prepares you for the rose tinted rock and the sheer size of the building. To think that people carved it out of solid rock with hand held tools is just mind boggling.
The interior of the Treasury. The carvers started at the top of the building and worked down.
The guard at the Treasury - he looks about 12 doesn't he?
Business bedouin style outside the Treasury at Petra.
Colin walking out of the Treasury area.
A photo for you Jess.
Walking down towards the royal tombs.
The royal tombs.
Local bedouin having tea and a chat.
Roman theatre, one of the few in the world where all the seats are carved out of the rock.
Roman amphitheatre completed carved out of the rockface.
Looking down the Petra trail. All the surrounding area has yet to be excavated, it is a huge site.
The repair crew.
Notice the doors and windows.
Mosaic floor in the church at Petra. It was discovered in 1992.
Colin on the left reading the information board.