08 – Petra High Place of Sacrifice Trail

As hikers traverse this trail, they are greeted by an array of monumental structures that reveal the depth and richness of Petra's past. The path leads past the iconic Treasury, up to the High Place of Sacrifice, adorned with its obelisks, and then on to the Lion Monument, the Garden Temple, the Roman Soldier Tomb, and the Renaissance Tomb, before culminating at the majestic Monastery. 

This route exposes visitors to more of Petra's monuments than the typical tourist path, offering a comprehensive insight into the architectural and cultural achievements of the Nabataeans.

As hikers traverse this trail, they are greeted by an array of monumental structures that reveal the depth and richness of Petra's past.

The path leads past the iconic Treasury, up to the High Place of Sacrifice, adorned with its obelisks, and then on to the Lion Monument, the Garden Temple, the Roman Soldier Tomb, and the Renaissance Tomb, before culminating at the majestic Monastery.

This route exposes visitors to more of Petra's monuments than the typical tourist path, offering a comprehensive insight into the architectural and cultural achievements of the Nabataeans.

Petra's Outstanding Universal Value, as recognized by UNESCO, lies in its extensive and intricate system of tombs, temples, religious high places, and its sophisticated water management system.

This system, consisting of channels, tunnels, diversion dams, cisterns, and reservoirs showcases the advanced understanding the Nabataeans had of engineering and hydrology.

The Petra High Place of Sacrifice Trail and its alternative routes encapsulate the essence of hiking in Jordan, blending physical challenge with cultural immersion and historical exploration. This trail is a journey through time, offering a window into the lives of those who shaped Petra into the wonder it is today.

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