When you arrive at the visitor’s centre in Petra it is approximately a 700 meter walk to the entrance of the Siq, which the main entrance to the city. Siq is the Arabic word meaning “the passage.”
The Siq is a long and narrow natural passage that leads to the ancient City of Petra. The width of the passage varies between 3 and 17 meters and the layers of colours in the rock is caused by oxidation. This passage leads to the most important monument in Petra, “The Treasury.”
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