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To get the first glimpse of Petra from the back of a horse or a camel, just like all the other travellers through the ages did. "It seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone! - John William Burgon.
Jordan - Area: 89,206 sq km. Lies on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. Agriculture and population are concentrated near the river. Most of the country is desert.Population: 6,472,392. Capital: Amman. Official language: Arabic. 16 All languages