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Wadi Mousa
وادي موسى
"Valley of Moses"
Wadi Musa
Wadi Musa
Wadi Mousa is located in Jordan
Wadi Mousa
Wadi Mousa
Coordinates: 30°19′12″N 35°28′43″E / 30.32000°N 35.47861°E / 30.32000; 35.47861
Country Jordan
Province Ma'an Governorate
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Time zone GMT +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) +(962)3

Wadi Musa, (Arabic: وادي موسى‎, literally ‘Valley of Moses’), is the name of a town located in the Ma'an Governorate in southern Jordan east of Petra at latitude 30.317N and longitude 35.483E.

It is the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra and hosts many hotels and restaurants for tourists visiting this place. Approximately 2 kilometers from the main town, there is an important Bedouin settlement.


The census of 2004 shows that the population of Petra Department, which includes Wadi Musa and 18 other villages, with Wadi Musa being its administrative center, had a total population of 23,840 inhabitants. The male to female ratio was 51.56 to 48.44, Jordanian citizens made up 93.5% of the population of Wadi Musa.[1] The estimated population of Wadi Musa in 2009 is 26,100.

Origin of the Name[edit]

Wadi Musa means ‘Valley of Moses’ in Arabic. It is said that the prophet Moses passed through the valley and struck water from the rock for his followers at the site of Ain Musa (‘Moses's water spring’ or ‘Moses's Well’).[2] The Nabateans built channels that carried water from this spring to the city of Petra. Wadi Musa was also nicknamed the ‘Guardian of Petra’. The "Tomb of Aaron", supposed burial site of Aaron, the brother of Moses, is on nearby Mount Hor.


The town is about 250 km from Amman, Jordan's capital, and 100 km north of the port city of Aqaba. With more than 50 hotels and many tourist restaurants, its economy is almost entirely tied to tourism.

The campus of the College of Archaeology, Tourism & Hotel Management of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University is located in Wadi Musa.



Coordinates: 30°19′11.96″N 35°28′42.37″E / 30.3199889°N 35.4784361°E / 30.3199889; 35.4784361

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The Epoch Times

The Epoch Times
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:13:49 -0700

Petra (located just off the town of Wadi Musa) is truly one of the most marvelous gems among all ancient sites. The rose-red city carved out of rocks was naturally protected by the walls of the gorge from one side and rocky mountains from the other ...


Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:37:30 -0700

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:07:30 -0700

By contrast, the scale of Wadi Musa - the service town for Petra - is a surprise. Some 30,000 people live here, with 85 per cent working in tourism. Two years ago the lost city was attracting a record 40,000 tourists a month, and while visitor numbers ...


Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:26:15 -0700

Wadi Musa是距离佩特拉最近的村庄,承担了佩特拉的交通和住宿中心作用。首都安曼和Wadi Musa之间由高速公路连通,租车一天40-60第纳尔不等。当然也可以搭乘直达班车,仅需4第纳尔,3小时即到。从Wadi Musa镇上到佩特 ...


Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:03:45 -0700

Jika ingin menginap lebih lama, menginaplah di Wadi Musa, kota tetangga Petra. Piramid Giza, Mesir. Hanya 25 kilometer barat daya Kairo sepanjang sungai Nil. Kompleks ini sangat mudah dikunjungi menggunakan perjalanan sehari dari ibu kota Mesir.

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