Virtual Vacations: Petra

June 12, 2020

Physical traveling may be off the table for a while, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a virtual adventure! While we may be stuck at home (for a very good reason!), we can still vacation to faraway places right from our living room couch. From national parks to historic sites to museums, satellites and virtual reality technology have made it possible for people to virtually travel all over the world. Heck, if we really wanted to, we could even visit the International Space Station and take a peek at what Earth looks like from outer space! How awesome is that, right? While many landmarks around the world are closed to visitors, virtual tours of these places are open 24/7. So sit back and relax while we take you on a trip to see some of the most amazing landmarks in the world. Bonus with virtual traveling? No packing, no airport security lines, and there’s no possible way you’ll lose your luggage!

We’ve already visited Stonehenge in England, the Taj Mahal in India, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. Where are we headed off to this week?

Petra

The ancient city of Petra
via @Pixabay

The ancient city of Petra, Jordan, is believed to have been the place where Jesus struck a rock and water came gushing forward. Petra later became the home of an Arab tribe called the Nabataeans and a bustling trade center but crumbled after it fell on hard times following two large earthquakes and when trade routes began to shift. Once a busy trade center, Petra was soon abandoned. Today, visitors can still see some of the carvings in the sandstones from the glorious days of Petra.

Ready for a virtual visit? Go here.