Petra is a prehistoric city in Jordan, which lies in the famous Wadi Araba Valley. Petra implies ‘rock’ in Greek and holds no record of an official population as there only some natives who permanently reside here. Petra is also a World Heritage Site and receives thousands of visitors every year.
The city has a moderate climate with summers ranging from mild to hot; winters, cold and rainy. The climate is mainly dry almost all year round. Evenings in summer are pleasant with cool breezes. Most of the rainfall received is in short showers. Spring and fall are pleasant times to visit.
The history of Petra dates back to the sixth century; it was initially known as Rekem. Petra was under the brief rule of the Romans during which it progressed considerably. Today, it is a renowned tourist destination and a World Heritage Site.
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