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Can you enter Al khazneh?

Last Updated: 8th May, 2020

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You can only enter Petra by buying tickets at the Petra visitors' centre in Wadi Musa, the closest town. Once you're at the site (2km from visitors' centre), you enter through a rocky passage with very high walls called the Siq – you can do this on foot, or on horseback (horses are hired from the visitor centre).

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Similarly, you may ask, can you go inside al khazneh?

After entering, you will walk for about 1 km in a narrow canyon (called the Al Siq) to reach Al Khazneh (the Treasury). I have heard that before you could actually go inside the Treasury, but as there are way too many tourists now and they degrade the inside of the place, you are only allowed to look from the outside.

Likewise, how long is the walk through Petra? 1.2 km

In this manner, what is inside of Al khazneh Petra?

FAQs for The Lost City of Petra Some main archeological sites inside the city are the Treasury – the tomb of a Nabatean king, the Monastery – an isolated mountain temple, a theatre, government buildings and dwelling for regular people.

What was Al khazneh used for?

Al-Khazneh was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st century AD during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. Another legend is that it functioned as a treasury of the Egyptian Pharaoh at the time of Moses (Khaznet Far'oun).

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