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Most people who visit Petra, often forgo the exhausting climb to see the largest of the Nabatean temples. To reach the monastery you endure a two hour walk(from the Kazneh). They say its about 850 steps in total and you better be sure to carry your water. We took it upon ourselves to do this climb around 11am and the heat was quite exhausting. Nevertheless the climb is very worth it. The temple is beautiful(while not as design detailed as the Kazneh). Also, be sure to walk past the Monastery and you will reach these overlooking points where you have a beautiful view of Wadi Araba, the deserts behind the mountains of Petra.

A little info on this beautiful Nabatean Temple:

"The Monastery is the largest tomb fašade in Petra, measuring 50 m wide and 45 m high. Despite its name, it was built as a tomb monument and may have acquired its name from the crosses inscribed inside. Like the Kazneh, the structure consists of two stories topped by a magnificent urn."

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  • Copyright: Thomas Green (tcgt1979) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 24] (156)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-19
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Camera: Nikon D60
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-11-17 5:00
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