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After a forty minute hike experiencing breathtaking views above the city of Petra and the Wadi Musa Valley the Ad-Deir (Monastery) was the highlight of my day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site. I would encourage anyone capable of the hike which includes over 800 steps to see this monument of Nabatean architecture.

The term monastery is a misnomer Ad-Deir (which means monastery in Arabic) when in fact was built as a temple dedicated to Nabatean King Obodas I.

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