The rock-cut architecture of Petra, Jordan, stretches back to the 6th century B.C., yet it remained unknown to the Western world until 1812. Since then, the “rose-red city half as old as time,” as an 1845 poem described it, has become an enviable tourist destination -- described by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top places to see before you die. Among Petra’s sites is the Al Deir monastery, pictured here.

On the Rocks: World's Cliff-Hanging Wonders

The rock-cut architecture of Petra, Jordan, stretches back to the 6th century B.C., yet it remained unknown to the Western world until 1812. Since then, the “rose-red city half as old as time,” as an 1845 poem described it, has become an enviable tourist destination -- described by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top places to see before you die. Among Petra’s sites is the Al Deir monastery, pictured here.

7 Wonders of the World  You know, I want to see all of these, but I think it's unfair to say these are THE seven wonders.  Look at my other pictures.  The world is full of wonder. :)

7 Wonders of the World You know, I want to see all of these, but I think it's unfair to say these are THE seven wonders. Look at my other pictures. The world is full of wonder. :)

Best way to see the Northern Lights... if only they had this in Iceland. Finland is on the list, just not at the top with Iceland.

5 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die!

Best way to see the Northern Lights... if only they had this in Iceland. Finland is on the list, just not at the top with Iceland.

Taj Mahal

Experience part 2, of the 50 The Most Beautiful Places in the World.

The Ruins of Old Nor. Nor was once a successful and large city. No one knows what happened to cause its citizens to abandon it. Centuries later, a small village was built farther south and named after the mysterious city.

The Ruins of Old Nor. Nor was once a successful and large city. No one knows what happened to cause its citizens to abandon it. Centuries later, a small village was built farther south and named after the mysterious city.

Travel in Tieks - the unique split-sole design allows the shoe to easily fold and fit into a purse or suitcase with room for multiple pairs!

Travel in Tieks - the unique split-sole design allows the shoe to easily fold and fit into a purse or suitcase with room for multiple pairs!

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