|The Treasury Building in Petra, Jordan|
Among the notable spots in Petra one should visit is the Siq, the main beautiful gorge that leads you into the Treasury, a massive temple carved out of a mountain. Further in, there is the Royal Tombs, Hadrain Gate, Cardo Maximus and the Monastery, which is another structure like the Treasury.
|Walking inside the beautiful Petra gorge, heading to the Treasury|
If you would like to see more photos of Petra, I did a series Petra Jordan Photos which shows unedited photos taken from a Note 5 smartphone. This would give you a better visual image of Petra and what it has to offer.
|A visitor floating in the Dead Sea|
Changing Money in Jordan
This is one of the experiences I had where the Ringgit Malaysia or other non-popular currency is accepted, but at a really low rate. I would highly recommend you change your Jordanian Dollar in Malaysia or your respective country before going to Jordan. Alternatively, bring US dollars to be changed there as you would get a much better rate. In general, US Dollars always save the day so keep some spare. Credit cards are accepted at most places.
|Jordan souvenirs - Sand Art which is easily seen at most tourist places|
- Royal Jordanian/Malaysia Airlines via Bangkok
- Saudi Airlines via Jeddah (Cheapest Flights)
- Emirates via Dubai (Cheapest Flights)
- Turkish Airlines via Istanbul
For single female travelers or backpackers, caution should be observed, especially at the desert areas or attractions. I would recommend you get a proper guide at some of these places.
|Sunset at the Dead Sea in Jordan|
|Amman to Petra map showing how long it takes to drive there|