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The Siq – In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Nobody goes to Petra and see the magnificent Treasury without following the footsteps of Indiana Jones on The Siq where he trudged on his horse in search of the Holy Grail. Nearing the end of the gorge, Indiana Jones and his entourage were awed at the splendour of The Treasury that loomed before them. The film may have only shown a small part of The Siq but in reality it’s 1.2 km. where a stroll is never dull but engrossing.

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This is the gate to the Siq (The Canyon / The Gorge).

The Siq - Following the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

The Siq – in the footsteps of Indiana Jones

The Siq is a natural geological fault split apart by tectonic forces.

The Siq - Following the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Its dark and narrow passage creates a thrill on your way to Petra’s most astonishing ruin, THE TREASURY.

The Siq - in the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Its winding course is very dramatic.  A romantic walk here would be really memorable like no other.

The Siq - in the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Every left turn is exciting.

The Siq - in the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

And every right turn is going into the mysterious path of the unknown.

The Siq - in the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

The impressive sandstone walls that enclose The Siq is 300 – 600 feet!

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

 Standing there and looking up, I felt so powerless! 

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

My fab-ness is no match to its might! 🙂

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

In various times of the day, the hues play with the light. 

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

There’s baby-pink, rose-red, yellow, light orange and other textures.

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

Some of its walls display unfinished carvings, depicting the life of times past.

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

What do you see here?

Along these walls are conduits that channel water to avoid flood.  

Petra Siq Jordan The Treasury

Weathering has shaped these rocks into an amazing, natural phenomenon. 

Petra The Canyon Jordan The Treasury

Siq is so stunningly breathtaking!

Visitors share the grand passage with horse carriages. Expect to see and maybe, step on the cup-cake like horse dung. Don’t even mention the smell. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

And before you know it…

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

…the shimmering facade of Petra’s Treasury hovers above you.

And you will be very emotional. 🙂 

Petra The Siq Jordan The Treasury

Next post will be Petra’s The Treasury….

Come back soon. 

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6 Responses to “The Siq – In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones”

  1. Andreas
    January 21, 2014 at 4:09 PM #

    OMG! I wish I’d be there someday! I even feel emotional while looking at these photos. Oh, my…..

  2. Kira
    January 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM #

    Whoaaa!!! This is an awesome place to be strolling. I need to include Jordan in my trips this year!

  3. Awesome
    January 22, 2014 at 2:54 PM #

    I was there long time ago and the pathway wasn’t concrete yet. There was even a flood a day before I arrived, so it was kind of muddy.

  4. Dodi Fog
    January 23, 2014 at 7:29 AM #

    Astonishing.. Thanks ate for the report.. You are becoming a damn competitor journalist!!

    • TheSojourner
      January 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM #

      Ate, you have to go there! Don’t skip it the next time you will be in Middle East.

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