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Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most visited tourist attraction. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage". Petra was chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the "28 Places to See Before You Die".
Petra, Jordan. The historical and architectural significance of this place is incredible! Besides, there's nothing I'd love better than a horseback journey through a Middle Eastern canyon.