Explore Petra with Queen Rania Al Abdullah
You need a vacation, and you want to escape and explore the beautiful wonders and colors of the Rose City of Petra, and yet, it’s going to be a long time before you get to cash in your annual leave … before you go into depression thinking once again on how much you deserve a vacation, look at the bright side, and relax in your seat while your fingers scroll over your mouse and take you into a wonderful view of the rose city, right there at your screen, in the comfort of your own home or office.
Her Majesty Queen Rania has made it possible through her endless support to Google to launch the biggest street view capture in the Arab world to date. “People all over the world now have a window into our beautiful Kingdom in the heart of the Middle East” said her majesty who invites tourists to virtually explore Jordan’s wonders via Google Street View.
Today, anyone with an internet connection can explore Rose-city of Petra, The Dead Sea, and the monuments of Jerash, Qasr Al Kharana, Mount Nebo and more. Google Maps is an attractive navigation tool and all the information embedded in the maps make it a great travel guide, too. Listen to this mesmerizing narration by Her Majesty which was created for Google Arabia for the launch of this global initiative.
No matter how many words I wanted to put this in, I just was left speechless once again over the glory in which our Petra stands, and I love that the whole world can share it too, so I am going to wrap up this quick post by quoting Her Majesty again: [this technology] “…provides a lens on the past. And when we understand more about each other’s stories and cultures and histories, we realize that we are more alike than we are different. That’s why we must preserve these treasures for future generations. They’re a doorway to our shared narrative.”
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