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Wadi Musa

Wadi Musa, ("وادي موسى" in Arabic, translated as "Valley of Moses")), is the name of a town located in the Aqaba Governorate in southern Jordan at latitude 30.317N and longitude : 35.483E.

It is the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra and hosts many hotels and restaurants for tourists visiting this place. Approximately 2 kilometers from the main town, there is an important Bedouin settlement.

Wadi Musa is a small town with many hotels and restaurants to welcome the visitors of Petra. Almost 15 km to the south of Wadi Musa, located is a village Taybeh, offering spectacular views. A bit further down the road that hosts some hotels with a view over Petra, you will encounter Taybeh's five star Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort, created using old houses that used to be the village itself.

To the north of Wadi Musa, there is the Beida area, including "Little Petra" and the Beida Neolithic site, and a nice campsite.


Petra

Petra

Petra (Greek "πέτρα" (petra), meaning rock; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ) is a historic and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that has rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and a World Heritage Site since 1985. Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of "the 40 places you have to see before you die".

The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate Prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage."

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Wadi Musa Hotels

There are planty of hotels in Wadi Musa. From small butique hotels and villas to exclusive hotel resorts. Whether you're looking to rough it or relax in style, WadiMusaHotels.com offers hotels for every taste, budget and personal interest.

Some of the hotels in Wadi Musa include:

  • Petra Inn

  • Mövenpick Resort Petra

  • Sella Hotel

  • Kings' Way Hotel

  • Sharah Mountains Hostel

  • Valley Stars Inn

  • Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel

  • Crowne Plaza Resort Petra

  • Qasr Al Bint

  • The Petra Marriott Hotel

For booking, reviews, photos and scoring of the best hotels in Wadi Musa please visit WadiMusaHotels.com


Wadi Musa Restaurants

In Wadi Musa, there are many more eating options. Of particular note, is Al-Wadi Restaurant on Shaheed roundabout in the center of town. Reasonably priced, and the servers are extremely friendly. Also great food that you will be unlikely to finish.

Apart from eating at the high end Movenpick, restaurants in Wadi Musa are reasonably affordable, though overall more expensive than Amman, and are centered up and down Tourist Street in town.


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