Aqaba and Petra Jordan - Eric Girouard Photography
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Candlelit paper lanterns in front of Al-Khazneh at night

Over a thousand lanterns are lined up in front of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury) for the "Petra at Night" show in Petra, Jordan.

Tourists are led down the Siq canyon, after nightfall but before the beginning of the show, only to emerge in front of the Treasury lit only by candles.

Local guides prefer their clients see the Treasury for the first time at night for a "magical moment of discovery" before coming back the next day to explore the rest of the archeological site.

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