Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan, located in the lowlands between the mountains which form the eastern flank of Wadi Araba, the great valley originated from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra is the ruins of the old city in Jordan, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.
Petra is a city founded by chiseling stone walls in Jordan. Petra comes from the Greek meaning ‘stone’. Petra is a symbol of engineering and protection. This word refers to the town building made of stones in Wadi Araba, a rocky valley in Jordan. The city was founded by digging and carving the rocks as high as 40 meters.
Petra is the capital of the Nabatean kingdom. Established in the year 9 BC to 40 AD by King Aretas IV as a city that is difficult to be penetrated by the enemy and secure from natural disasters, such as sandstorms. The Nabatean tribe builds Petra with irrigation systems are incredibly complex. There is a tunnel of water and water chambers that deliver clean water to the city so as to prevent sudden flooding. They also have hydraulic technology to lift water.
Already many tourists who come to Petra and capture in the portrait. For more spectacular images, visit Petra at night and capture the city’s walls with a camera without flash.