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Unlike the Treasury (Al Khazneh) which is an easy 2 km walk from the Visitor information centre, the Monastery (Ad Deir) is a difficult climb up 800+ steps and back again then a 5 km walk return or hope that there is a taxi waiting at the end of the so called short cut back to town. I opted to walk back to the visitor info centre where I knew for certain I could get a taxi uphill to my hotel. The donkey mafia charge tourists a lot of money (25 JD) to carry tourists up, and it is not recommended if you are overweight or the Jordanian men and boys leading the donkeys whip them to the point where they bleed. There is actually a section in the questionnaire about treatment of all the animals (camels, horses and donkeys) and if reports get back to the park admin then the licenses are revoked. Park entry is quite expensive at 50 JD (Jordanian Dinar) for 1 day or 55 JD for 2 days. And the price is higher still for people doing daytrips from Amman, Aqaba, Wadi Rum and the Dead sea as well as Israel and Egypt. Anyway more info here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_Deir

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15527 W: 1055 N: 32393] (150784)
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