On our way to Petra, we took a few stops to visit Mount Nebo and Shobak Castle.
Mount Nebo was the site where, according to Christian and Jewish teachings, Moses was given the view of the promised land. According to some traditions, it is also the burial site of Moses. From Mount Nebo, there is a panoramic view of Jerusalem, the Jordan River and Jericho, which can be seen on a clear day.
After a few hours drive, and just before we reached Petra, we made a quick stop at Shobak Castle to explore the ruins of the 12th century crusaders fortress. Unfortunately, much of the site was destroyed, so what you see today is largely the reconstruction.