I only had time to go to this monastery on one day’s trip in Petra. From the entrance of the scenic spot to this monastery, it would take 3-4 hours to walk down without taking pictures. The monastery is in the deep part of the mountain. Nearly 2,000 steps, some locals use donkeys to take you up, but they need money, and donkeys are not easy to ride. Some people have fallen off. Some of my groups can’t climb halfway through the stairs. You have to do your best. Ah, and it’s tiring to come down. The stone stairs are slippery and dangerous. Hiking shoes are needed. By the way, this is the filming location of Deformed Steel 2. You must prepare to eat in this place. Everything (tourist souvenirs) along the way is made in China~
After all the hardships, he almost abolished his hands, feet and arms, and finally reached the top left corner of the map: the monastery-another monument of Petra. Built by the Nabataeans in the 1st century AD, it is about 45 meters high and 50 meters wide. The entrance gate is 8 meters high. It is a typical Nabataean architecture.
The monastery is much taller than I thought at first, and the overall feeling is really that it is a monastery. At a glance, it is quite reasonable to say that this building is used as a monastery.
The entire palace is the same as the Khazni Temple that has just passed by, and it is much more formal than those tombs dug in the red clay rock wall. Inlaid in a natural mountain, there are very formal hall gates, roofs, pillars, windows, and carvings. From a distance, you can know that it is a building and nothing else without any guessing.
The overall feeling of the monastery is quite solemn. If there is no introduction or access to materials in advance, the first impression is that this is also a formal occasion for special purposes and activities in ancient Rome.
[Dir Monastery] Located on the top of a hill on the north side of the ancient city of Petra, its scale is second only to the Kazni Temple. It is a shrine or royal tomb cut by the Nabateans along the rock. Rome and Byzantium were used as monasteries during the period of Rome and Byzantium. Perhaps it was a city far away from the mundane, just to practice meditation. For tourists, there is a 5 km mountain road from the center of the ancient city of Petra to the monastery, which requires nearly 2,000 steps to reach.
The Abbey of Dyer was the location of "Transformers". It was built in 85 BC. It was originally a religious place for the Nabataeans to communicate with the gods, but was later transformed by the Romans into what it is now. This monastery should be regarded as the best-preserved single building in Petra. It is in sharp contrast with the Kazni Temple. It faces west and represents masculinity and death. It is the place where the male god Dusala is dedicated.
On the west side of the Deir Monastery, there is the highest peak of the ancient city of Petra, which is also the best place to watch the sunrise; on the northeast side, is the end of the road, on the towering cliffs, the Jordanian flag is hung.
Enter Petra at 2 o'clock, walk to the monastery and then return, it was completely dark when I left the gate. The monastery may not be that far, but it is all mountain roads, so tired, walking through the Royal Mile? I forgot whether it was called this name, anyway, it was the street in front of the royal tomb, and then I started climbing. It’s really enjoyable up and down. I regretted it 100 times along the way. I wanted to return and felt unwilling. When it finally arrived, Bedouins came up to congratulate us and said "you made it" to me. I sold the donkey to me a few hours ago, but I refused. Fortunately, we are here, so let's be a sigh of relief for ourselves!
The Dyer Monastery is the second largest building in the ancient city of Petra. It is located in the innermost part of the ancient city. Most people cannot walk there. The climate in Jordan is very hot. The sun is over 40 degrees after the afternoon. It feels like it can be cooked, and I really can't walk anymore. I took a long look.