220m above the elevation of central Petra and a 30-60 minutes walk from it lies the Monastery (ad-Dayr or El Deir in Arabic), Petra's most impressive monument. The Monastery is a temple carved into the mountain with a very impressive facade. In the Monastery there is a square empty chamber. From the Monastery it's a short walk to three viewpoints near it, from which there is a view of the surrounding area. Impressive scenery with deep gorges and canyons.
01 Deir Monastery 02 Panorama view of Monastery 03 Monastery upper part of facade 04 Monastery viewed from cave
05 Deir Monastery 06 Deir Monastery 07 Deir Monastery 08 Deir Monastery
09 Deir Monastery 10 Deir Monastery 11 Panorama view of Monastery 12 Monastery upper facade
13 Monastery upper facade 14 Entrance to Monastery 15 Monastery upper part of facade 16 View from inner chamber 17 Inner chamber
18 Monastery upper facade 19 Panorama view of Monastery
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