June 2, 2012

Petra, Jordan

Photograph by Bhaven Jani

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

Petra, the magical ancient land in Jordan, turns almost mystical by night. Candle lamps guide visitors down the mile-long Siq, and when you reach Al Khazneh, it is overwhelming to see this sight. People are gathered around these candles spread out in front of the Treasury while musicians play soulful music.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.)

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