Walking through the sique to the iconic treasury in Petra is outstanding and astounding. It is truly a wonder to experience and is highly recommended. We spent around six hours scaling the site and meeting locals.
The only downside for me was witnessing the poor treatment of the animals who were there to transport tourists. The horses had no access to water and were frothing at the mouth and sweating - they were also tripping and skidding trying to cart people in carriages up the hills. We witnessed them being whipped constantly and although the signs at the entrance to the site clearly state they are for the benefit of people unable to walk the distance, the carriages were loaded wiht anyone willing to pay money.
The donkeys were also treated badly and I had to yell at a boy whipping a donkey in the face. He hid himself behind his scarf so I couldn’t photograph him.
Visit this amazing site but please do not support this disgusting treatment of animals.
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