Siq, Petra Best Places For Visit

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The ancient city of Petra, located in the heart of the mountainous desert of southern Jordan, had different approaches in the past. One possible route was from the south, across the plain of Petra and around Jabal Haroun or Aaron's Mountain.

The Siq is not really a gorge because it was not formed by water erosion but by tectonic forces that caused the sandstone mountain to split in half creating a deep, narrow pathway. Later, water from flash floods gradually rounded the sharp edges of the gorge into smooth curves.
Above photo The first glimpse of the Treasury through the Siq. Photo credit: David Bjorgen/Wikimedia (left), txefo/Flickr (right)
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Photo credit: Allan Grey/Flickr
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Photo credit: Allan Grey/Flickr
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Photo credit: Allan Grey/Flickr
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Photo credit: Allan Grey/Flickr
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Photo credit: Allan Grey/Flickr
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Shrines carved into the walls of the Siq. Photo credit: Stijn Nieuwendijk/Flickr
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Photo credit: Michele Anzidei/Flickr
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The view of the Siq from the side of the Treasury. Photo credit: www.geographylists.com
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The Treasury, Petra. Photo credit: Colin Tsoi/Flickr

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