Petra mountains

Natural phenomenon , Natural environment

Petra Mountains

There is a livestream camera on the famous mountains of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. These places are a very popular tourist destination and the most famous landmark of the country. If you look closely at the live webcam, you will see a narrow path among the rocks and people passing to the great attraction – the old city of Petra, carved 2 thousand years ago in these eternal rocks.

Petra

The eternal city of Petra is the old capital of the Nabatean kingdom. At the end of the 20th century, Petra, whose mountains you see on a live cam, were added to the UNESCO list. At the beginning of the 21st century, Petra got the title of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Do you remember the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”? It starred precisely in Petra, which you see online. Today, Petra is not just a city, but an amazing archaeological park with a lot of attractions.

The two-meter Siq canyon is considered as gate of Petra, which mountains are perfectly visible in the online webcam. All the way to the city is decorated with unusual statues and carved rock carvings. On the sides there are fragments of terracotta pipes, which were used for water supply during the times of the ancient Romans.

In beautiful Petra, which mountain ranges you see in the live webcam, there is the famous Al-Khazneh palace of 1st century of our era, carved into the rock. There is the urn upstairs: according to legend – the countless treasures repository.

If you visit Petra with most beautiful mountains visible in the online webcam, go to the Square of the facades, where you will find many churches carved into the rocks. Explore the ancient Roman amphitheater, with a capacity of about 7 thousand spectators. It was built by Nabateans and the Romans later increased it. Nowadays there are still performances from time to time. Not far from the amphitheater there are gigantic sizes royal tombs.

Another well-known important historical landmark of Petra, which is demonstrated by our online webcam, is Ad Deir Monastery – a Nabatean temple in the rock, built in the 1st century AD. e. If you want to see this monumental structure with your own eyes, you should climb 800 steps up. There is an opportunity not to go there on foot, but to take the help of an irreplaceable companion – a donkey. By the way, Ad Deir Monastery is a real actor: it was involved in the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” movie.

In total, Petra with our live stream camera has more than 800 historical monuments. For example, High Place of Sacrifice, Jabal Haroun mount, Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter and other grand natural and architectural monuments.

The highlight of excursion in Petra is a night excursion, when the ancient city plunges into darkness, illuminated only by the hundred candles light with the sounds of traditional Bedouin music. Try the aroma tea, that you will certainly be offered during the night tour.

Baltic Live Cam has other interesting online webcams, for example, Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone,  Petra Mountains in Jordan, live stream to Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in Iceland, as also live webcam with Pandas in Smithsonian’s National Zoowebcam from the aviary with african pinquins from San diego Zoo and livecam with Koalas in San Diego Zoo. As also there are a lot of web cameras showing beautiful cities and places, for example: a beautiful panorama of the city of Prague in the Czech or the 11 November Embankment with Old Riga view in Latvia.