Desert landscape, Petra

The remarkable desert landscape and rock formations of Petra, Jordan.  An incredible site for a city hewn out of rock by the mysterious Nabatean people.

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Jaisalmer, the sandstone city

Jaisalmer skyline

Jaisalmer is a desert city located in the Thar Desert of western Rajasthan.  Its proximity to the India-Pakistan border means there is a large military presence nearby, but the city itself is famed for its beautiful golden-brown sandstone.  Every building in the city seems to be made from it.