Petra Jordan Photos with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - Part 1

Petra Photos Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Petra in Jordan is considered one the new 7 Wonders of the World and during my inaugural trip here in September 2015, I took the opportunity to capture some stunning Petra photos with my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone. This astonishing city once thrived with civilization dating back from the 2nd Century BC till the 5th Century AD and was occupied by the Nabataeans, Romans and Byzantines which resulted in the unique mixed ancient architecture of Assyrian, Egyptian, Hellenistic and Romans.

Again, Jordan being in the middle east, it is one of the safest places I have been to to date. The people are amazingly accommodating while the attractions here are pretty awesome. The food, you have to try it for yourself as my all time favorite is hands down some of the Jordanian Briyani rice dishes. 

During my one week trip to Jordan, I visited quite a number of tourist attractions that Jordan has to offer, namely Petra, Basra, Amman, Aqaba and the Dead Sea. You should also know that visiting Jordan is best done on a minimum of 5-7 days as there is a lot of overland traveling to these tourist locations. Some of them taking around 2-3 hours and is worth every minute. 

In this article, I will be highlighting my Petra Jordan Photos which I took with a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as it was recently launched in Malaysia and worldwide in early September. Having read about how impressive the Note 5 camera was, I decided to put it to the test and below are the results. All the photos were taken with the standard mode too. I will caption the images to give you an idea of the places explored in Petra. Click on the photos to see the full size too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Photo Jordan
Just after you enter the main entrance, you will pass a few cave homes of the Bedouin people
Petra Photo 2015 Galaxy Note 5
Various huge rock carved structures catch your eye as you head to the Gorge
Pictures of Petra
Upon entering the Petra Gorge, you will follow it to the Treasury 
Petra Gauge Picture
Walking through the Gorge, a fascinating experience for just about anyone
Petra Images
A Horse & Carriage takes visitors through the Gorge, this cost about JD$20-30 one way
Petra Gauge Pictures
The natural rock formations in the Gorge
Rock Formations at Petra
Beautiful colors and rock formations of the Petra Gorge
Petra Treasury Building
The famous narrow gorge before the Treasury here in Petra
Famous Narrow Gauge in Petra
Another photo of the narrow gap before the Petra Treasury
The Treasury building in Petra
The Treasury, seen when you exit the narrow Gorge
The Treasury Petra Jordan
The Treasury was carved out of the rocks and is massive
Guards at Petra Jordan
Guards dress according to the old times at the Treasury
Petra Kings Tombs
After the Treasure, the walk continues to the Kings Tombs
Taxi in Petra Camel
Camels are used to taxi visitors for a small fee, usually JD$5
Architecture in Petra Jordan
Beautiful carved structures on the Gorge walls
Petra Camels
A couple of camels pose in front of the Kings Tombs here in Petra
If you have enjoyed these photos of Petra, do look forward to more photo articles on Jordan as I plan to publish them in the coming weeks, highlighting the many other places I visited in Jordan. A huge thanks goes out to the Jordan Tourism Board for making this trip possible and also for accommodating me and the Southeast Asian team throughout the trip. Our team agreed that this was in fact one of the most interesting, fun and exciting FAM trips ever done to date and hoping that other tourism boards from other countries will follow suit on how media or FAM trips should be.

I have to say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has lived up to its name and using the latest smartphone by Samsung really impressed me as from the photos above, you know that they mean business when camera phones come into play.

On a side note, for those viewing this using the latest smartphones or monitors, you will see the photos in high resolution colors while those using older smartphones or monitors will see them as standard. Also, you can follow me on Instagram and Twitter under the name @MalaysiaAsia. 

On a personal note, I think this inaugural trip is not enough to see Jordan entirely and look forward to returning back someday as there is much more to explore here. If you have any comments about the photos or general questions, please feel free to do so in the comment form below and check out my Petra Jordan Photos with Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Part 2 story. 



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