Petra: Madrass to High Place of Sacrifice and Siyagh

Instead of walking up to the High Place of Sacrifice from the centre of Petra, we approached from the Madrass mountain and then walked to Wadi Siyagh through Wadi Farasa.  Our GPS points are here.

Madras Siyyagh

Early morning view of Petra
Early morning view of Petra
The Obelisk Tomb - the route to the Madrass starts just after this monument
The Obelisk Tomb – the route to the Madrass starts just after this monument
The first part of the route is marked out with stones
The first part of the route is marked out with stones
The route on the Madrass towards the High Place of Sacrifice
The route on the Madrass towards the High Place of Sacrifice
On the way to the High Place of Sacrifice - you can see the top of the Monastery in the distance
On the way to the High Place of Sacrifice – you can see the top of the Monastery in the distance
The High Place of Sacrifice
The High Place of Sacrifice
The route down through Wadi Farasa
The route down through Wadi Farasa
Some inscriptions on the way
Some inscriptions on the way
You have to go a little way off the path to see this
You have to go a little way off the path to see this
The lion fountain in Wadi Farasa
The lion fountain in Wadi Farasa

DSCF3091 DSCF3095

We originally intended to walk through Wadi Siyagh up to the Monastery, but the path eventually disappears and so we scrambled down to the bottom of  Wadi Siyagh instead and aimed for the pool of Lasama.

The path above Wadi Siyagh
The path above Wadi Siyagh
A god block on the way
A god block on the way, Ataraata.
DSCF3120
Be prepared to wade through pool and scramble over rocks in Wadi Siyagh to get to the pool
DSCF3128
Lasama!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s