The town of Wadi Musa is the transport and accommodation hub for the Ancient City of Petra, as well as for other attractions in the vicinity, such as Little Petra. The town is split roughly into three parts. The upper part comprises a few top-end hotels lining the main road, each of which has spectacular views of the weathered sandstone landscape (although not of Petra itself). The town centre is where most of the cheaper hotels, the bus station and shops are located. The lower part of town, a 10-minute walk from the town centre, is where most of the top-end and midrange hotels, together with souvenir shops, tourist restaurants and the famed Cave Bar, are located.
Beyond this is the Petra Visitor Centre and the main entrance to Petra. From here the Ancient City is reached on foot via the Siq, or gorge, which begins after a 15-minute walk (or horse ride) from the entrance and takes a further 20 minutes on foot. There is another seldom-used entrance near the village of Umm Sayoun, but tickets can only be bought from Petra Visitor Centre.