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7 of The Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites

7 of The Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites
Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

This is definitely one of those places that will make you fell so small in its presence. There are so many astonishing facts about “The Lost City” that will simply leave you speechless. What makes it more interesting is that it still has many secrets to reveal. It was designed and built like nothing else in the world. The city is literally carved into the stone, hidden behind impenetrable barrier of mountains. From around the 6th century BC it became the capital of the Nabataean kingdom and an important center of trade and culture. After Saladin’s conquest of the Middle East in 1189, it was abandoned and lost.

For years it stayed hidden from the western civilization until 1812 when was discovered and reintroduced back into the western world. The new wonder was described as “a rose-red city half as old as time” with mysterious charm. Today it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most visited attraction. If you are an Indiana Jones fan, you know what I`m talking about.

Petra, Jordan

 
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