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1. Petra, Jordan

1. Petra, Jordan

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A once almost abandoned "lost city," largely forgotten by Europeans for 1000 years, Petra is the perfect place for adventurers who want to visit a destination like no other. The Nabataean people lived in Petra from the fourth century BCE to the first century CE, and this sandstone city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lonely Planet's Tom Hall calls the site a "really mysterious and evocative place."

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Jordan's ancient city of Petra is pictured empty of tourists on June 1, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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