After walking through the royal tombs in the ancient city of Petra, you can see an open area, which is the ruins of the Roman city. Among them, the 6-meter-wide Stone Pillar Street is the central axis of the new city. Now it is basically ruined, but you can still see the Ban Bar Stone road. On the platform on the left side of Shizhu Street, you can see the Great Temple. It’s so comfortable to sit and rest in the sun, but a local hawker keeps peddling stones.
Stone Column Street is a bit like the Column Street in ancient Roman ruins, many ancient buildings of different civilizations have similar places. Only the broken arches and mottled stone paths are still preserved, making people think of the time of the traffic. Now, the Bedouin ride out of style, can remind people of that time of the ancient times.
The Nabats paved the six-metre-wide streets of Petra, with buildings on one or two floors. The Romans took Petra and added columns to the sides of the street, so Petra Street is now called Stone Column Street. Today, buildings and columns are broken walls, and the slate roads continue to be civilized for thousands of years.
This stone-pillar avenue, with two deep, long-lasting trenches made by wheels, describes that long history.
Visiting Petra is not only a great view of the beautiful marvelous landscape, but also of the ancient stone carvings of Petra. It is amazing to walk along such a stone pillar street. The rock walls and buildings on both sides present different colors due to different light angles.