Al-Beidha - Little Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

One of Petra's World Heritage Sites, Al-Beidha - Little Petra stands as a remnant of Nabataean trade and living quarters, nestled deep within the canyon landscape. Carved into sandstone in the 1st century CE, the site was a popular camel stop, trade center, and temporary lodgings for traders traveling along the Silk Road. Enter through the discreet yet majestic entrance, then wind your way through meeting halls, lodgings, and remnants of hand-carved irrigation systems. Revealed to the public in 2010, the "Painted House" dining hall houses some of the best-preserved examples of Hellenistic ceiling frescoes and figurative Nabataean paintings in the world. Take a look at our Petra - Wadi Musa online trip planner to schedule your visit to Al-Beidha - Little Petra and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I arrived in Little Petra after hiking from Dana Village and Sami Amarein and his family welcomed me in his Bedouin tent for a good price. I stayed here for 2 nights before heading to Petra. Sami...  more »
  • A far smaller version of Petra itself and absolutely worth visiting ahead of the main event. Al-Beidha is a highlight here.  more »
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