Al Siq

Local nameالسيق
LocationMa'an, Jordan

The Siq is the main entrance to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in southern Jordan. Also known as Siqit, the main entrance in Petra is a dim, narrow gorge winds its way approximately 1.2 kilometres and ends at Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh. A wide valley outside leading to the Siq is known as the Bab as-Sīq.

Unlike slot canyons such as Antelope Canyon in the American Southwest, which are directly shaped by water, the Siq is a natural geological fault split apart by tectonic forces; only later was it worn smooth by water. The walls that enclose the Siq stand between 91–182 metres in height.The entrance to the Siq contains a huge dam, reconstructed in 1963 and again in 1991, designed to bar the mouth of the Siq and reroute the waters of Wadi Musa.

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3-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea from 457 USD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siq

Petra official tourism website http://visitpetra.jo/Petra/HistoricLocationDetails.aspx?lid=24

Address (Unnamed Road), Jordan

Coordinates 30°19'23.178" N 35°27'0.667" E

Tours and activities: Al Siq

3-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea

from 457 USD

Private Tour: Petra Day Trip including Little Petra from Amman

from 219 USD

Two day Petra tour from Jerusalem

from 380 USD

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