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Little Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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One of Petra's World Heritage Sites, Little Petra stands as a remnant of Nabataean trade and living quarters, nestled deep within the canyon landscape. Carved into sandstone in the 1st century CE, the site was a popular camel stop, trade center, and temporary lodgings for traders traveling along the Silk Road. Enter through the discreet yet majestic entrance, then wind your way through meeting halls, lodgings, and remnants of hand-carved irrigation systems. Revealed to the public in 2010, the "Painted House" dining hall houses some of the best-preserved examples of Hellenistic ceiling frescoes and figurative Nabataean paintings in the world. Take a look at our Petra - Wadi Musa online trip planner to schedule your visit to Little Petra and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Not much to see here after seeing Big Petra. Few vendors, merchandise not good, mostly closed. Not worth a separate trip. 
    Not much to see here after seeing Big Petra. Few vendors, merchandise not good, mostly closed. Not worth a separate trip.  more »
  • Incredible to walk around this vital piece of history of mankind. Full with historical caves, treasury and many fascinating landmarks I was awe inspired. 
    Incredible to walk around this vital piece of history of mankind. Full with historical caves, treasury and many fascinating landmarks I was awe inspired.  more »
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  • Incredible, but go there before going to the main Petra park, where you'll find the Treasure and the Monastery, because Little Petra is, well, smaller. But the climb is definitely worth it, it's amazing. You won't be disappointed!
  • Really beautiful site that should be visited before going to Petra to be fully enjoyed without being deluded. It takes around 1 hour to visit it calmly and on the spot there are both souvenir shops and free toilets available.

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