The Monastery (Al-Deir)

Al-Deir Monastery in Petra, Jordan

One of the largest monuments in Petra, this ancient temple-turned-chapel is an hour’s climb north of the city center. Dating to the 2nd century, this ornately carved wonder has witnessed the rise and fall of many civilizations earning its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rent a donkey and trek the 800 rock-cut steps to its colossal entrance several stories tall.
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