The most popular tourist attraction in Ma’an Governorate is Petra, the ruins of a Nabataean city. It began to prosper in the 1st century BC. In 106 AD, the Romans added their colonnaded streets, temples and arched gates. This archeological paradise is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. The massive (155 by 158 feet) Monastery shown here is just one of the hundreds of amazing facades you will see carved into sandstone cliffs. For more photos and descriptions, please see the “Petra, Jordan” gallery on the Encircle Photos website.