My Time Capsule: Jordan: Petra the Rose - Red City


Jordan: Petra the Rose - Red City

Jordan, June 2011

Have you watched Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ? Then you might recognise this place because both were filmed in Petra the Rose - Red city.
It's a historical and archaeological city in Jordan that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans.
The impressive eastern entrance leads steeply down through a dark, narrow gorge (in places only 3–4 m (9.8–13 ft) wide) called the Siq ("the shaft"), a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks and serving as a waterway flowing into Wadi Musa. At the end of the narrow gorge stands Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (popularly known as "the Treasury").

Being there felt magical and the view is magnificent. I wouldn't be surprised if Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. I couldn't find the right words to describe how beautiful it is. And my pictures below just don't do it justice either.

Welcome to Petra

Indiana Jones Shop

the Obelisk Tomb

entrance to the Siq

walking through the Siq

beautiful rock details

horse carriage

finally we reached Al Khazneh

Al Khazneh (the Treasury)

pretty cammie

Have you ever been to any places that took your breath away and made you lost for words ?


  1. the camel is soooo huge! :) what a great experience there

    Latest: Vegan Fruity Pizza

    1. yes, I had an amazing experience indeed :D

  2. Anonymous19/5/12 11:07

    recently I was there and I felt the same that you describes. Thank you to share your beautiful photographs to us. When I looked them the feelling is impossible to describe = )

    1. Thank you for stopping by and I'm glad that you enjoyed the pictures :)
      You're right.....the feeling being there was just magical!

  3. so this is what i'm gonna miss in october =(

    1. whyyy ? you have to visit Petra if you have a chance. I'd really love to re-visit Petra!

  4. iya, was gonna do it, tapi my friend decided to back out, jadinya cuma ke turki doang deh for 2 weeks instead of turki-jordan-morocco for 3 weeks. maybe next time

    1. Noooo, sayang banget :(
      Tapi Turki juga bagusssss, sayang kemaren aku ga sempat ke cappadocia, hikz. Fotoin yang banyak yaaa :D

    2. iya of course!

      in the meantime *saatnya shameless self promotion*, check out my other pics on flickr or facebook

      kalo facebook pics, cari wibowo rusli aja haha

    3. Yup, aku udah liat foto2 kamu. Awesome shots ! Ajarin ya? hihihihi :p
      Oh ya, di FB aku kayaknya sering liat nama kamu comment di foto ci Ivy atau ci Susan Lim kan ? May I add you on FB ?

    4. ajarin apa haha, just point and shoot koq =p thanks for checking them out

      i've added you just now

      gileeee lo travelnya udah banyak banget. i so envy you

    5. halah no need to envy lahhh
      Thanks udah add yach :D

  5. Anonymous27/2/13 15:28

    WOW..Looks like an amazing place! :O

  6. one of my dream destination :G

    1. for me it's one of must visit places before die. It's truly stunning :)


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