Lured by an ancient charm

Petra in Jordan may not be as famous as Egypt’s pyramids but it is no less fascinating

Manik Mehta, Special to Weekend Review
Published: 00:00 September 16, 2011

Image Credit: Supplied The entrance to Petra, The Pink City, in Jordan

The trip to the site is no picnic for some of us as the gruelling sun mocks us in the merciless heat. But the vigours of the trip are soon forgotten as we see the pink spectacle unfolding before us in the form of the legendary city of Petra, which, centuries ago, was scoffed at by many as “too incredible to have existed”.

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Category: Travelogue @ Petra