Petra in Jordan is among the New Seven Wonders of the World. Smithsonian magazine chose it as one of the 28 places to see before you die.
Fun fact, Petra was unknown to the Western world until 1812. Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer, introduced it to the western world.
Petra is a historical and archeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. The place is also known as the Rose City, because of the color of the stones.
According to history, Petra was established as early as 312 BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans. It is the symbol of Jordan, and the most visited tourist attraction.
Petra is also part of the UNESCKO cultural heritage.