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Monastery (Al Dayr)

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Next to the treasury this is the most impressive facade. Less visited, come early before it gets hot and when you have trail to yourself. The sheer massive size will blow you away. The view from both nearby lookouts are worth the extra walk. Cafe...More

Thank Jim U
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky our driver (Nael Fdol) arranged for us a trip to go in a different way the tour to Monastery. Basically we got 4x4 from the Movenpick Petra hotel, passed via Little Petra, then via there is one nice and rarely used back...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Try to arrive as earlies as possible, 850 steps, about an hour hike, you'll get tired but it's a most!

Thank AnaKay_travelgirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is another of the many amazing structures which make up Petra and should not be missed. Allow at least half a day to take in them all

1  Thank Ges R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The reward for a hike is not just the view of the Monastery, but also a majestic view of Petra. The opportunity is there to also trek a bit higher to two different view points. There is a place to rest and take in a...More

Thank JDSoui
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take a donkey ride up to the monastery ask for mountain Mohammed and the will make your stay unforgettable

Thank VWDest
Reviewed 5 days ago

The monastery is astounding. It's a long climb up - by mostly easy steps - but well worth it. Similar style to the Treasury but vastly different location. Wear good trainers / walking shoes. Amazing views from the top.

Thank downhillcyclist
Reviewed 6 days ago

It took us 40 minutes to walk up to the Monastery from the bottom, but what a view from the top. Reasonably uncrowded. Wear sensible footwear.

Thank SusannahP191
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a day of walking and climbing, taking a donkey was well worth it. There are still some steps to get the top, but not 900!. Also, there are views to be seen which require more climbing, some of it rather difficult, but worth it.

Thank 334laurieb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is definitely tough and takes a couple hours from the entrance, but the Monastery is extremely stunning, way bigger than the Treasury and there is an awesome local coffee stand where you can sit outside, smoke s shisha, drink a local coffee and...More

2  Thank WhatDoesntSuck
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Lucie Z
13 April 2018|
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Response from MarathonMan427 | Reviewed this property |
Not been to Tibet. I am 65 relatively fit and it took me about 35 minutes to walk to the Monastery.
6 October 2016|
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Response from Legallyenchanting | Reviewed this property |
Hi no it's not a possibility . The only way is walking and donkeys ( if your grandfather can sit on them )
10 February 2016|
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Response from So S | Reviewed this property |
How much time do you have? I ran up in about 20 minutes, but it wasn't easy :) ... it all depends on your physical shape - your twins will not walk up there. it's easy to figure it out: if you don't feel tired by the time... More