Fodor's Expert Review Petra by Night
Strolling through the Siq by candlelight as shadows play on the canyon walls allows you to appreciate another side of the magnificent carved city. During this two-hour event offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 8:30 pm, music is played on traditional instruments such as the rababa. If you arrive in the evening, it's a good introduction to the ancient city. Keep in mind that the walk through the Siq to the Treasury is about 1 km (½ mile)—downhill on the way in, uphill on the way back; it begins at the visitor center. There are no carriages at night.