Ajloun

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Enjoy the best panoramic views of the Jordan Valley. The marvels of nature Jordan and the genius of medieval Arab military, Ajlun Castle (Qal'at Ar-Rabad) was built by one of Saladin's generals in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajlun, and to deter the Franks from invading Ajlun.

Al-Karak

Al-Karak Castle

Castle located at Al-Karak is an excellent example of medieval military architecture. An ancient Crusader stronghold, Karak sits 900m above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city. The city today is home to around 170,000 people and continues to boast a number of restored 19th century Ottoman buildings,

Amman

Amman

The marvels of nature Jordan and the genius of medieval Arab military. Amman’s iconic amphitheater is, in fact, a perfect place to attend such events (discounting the steep and sometimes slippery stairs), because the Romans were masters of acoustics. There is a small marking between the stage and the seats.

Aqaba "Red Sea"

Aqaba

The prime junction for land and sea routes from Asia, Africa and Europe. Aqaba is a fun place, It is a microcosm of all the good things Jordan has to offer, including a fascinating history with some outstanding sites, including what is believed to be the oldest purpose-built church in the world.

Azraq & Shawmari

Azraq & Shawmari

The increasingly popular location for bird watching. Azraq is a unique wetland oasis located in the heart of the semi-arid Jordanian eastern desert, one of several beautiful nature reserves managed by the RSCN.

Bethany

Bethany

Less than 2 kms east of the Jordan River is one of the most important places associated with the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist (pbut), the settlement of Bethany, or Al-Maghtas in Arabic, where John lived and baptized. John 1:28 refer to it as ``Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing``.

Dana

Dana

Dana is Jordan’s largest nature reserve, covering some 320 square kilometers of spectacular mountains and wadis along the face of the Great Rift Valley. From scorching sand dunes in the west to cool mountain tops in the east, the Dana Biosphere Reserve is home to a great variety of wildlife.

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Relax in the gently lapping waters and be amazed that you can’t sink! You will be in the largest natural spa on earth where you can treat yourself to a soothing massage, or try the well-known healing powers of minerals from the sea’s muddy floor to treat many skin diseases or simply rejuvenate your skin.

Dessert Castles

Qasr Kharana

Qasr Al-Mushatta, Qasr A-Kharrana, Qasr A-Tuba and Qasr Al-Hallabat have been restored and are all in excellent condition. The black basalt fort at Azraq, in continuous use since Late Roman times, was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.

Es-Salt

Es-Salt

The ancient town of Es-Salt is home to remarkable Ottoman architecture, the legendary location of the prophet Job’s interment, and streets so narrow and winding that for some residents trash collection is done via donkey instead of vehicle.

Hand of Hercules

Amman, Hand of Hercules

Towering over Amman's modern skyline is the temple of Hercules, located at the peak of a hillside in one of the ancient city’s oldest quadrants . Constructed between 162-166 CE during Marcus Aurelius’ Roman occupation of Amman’s Citadel, the great temple is larger than any in Rome itself.

Iraq al-Amir

Iraq Alamer

Iraq al-Amir, which means “Caves of the Prince” in Arabic, is home to more than 10 caves that have been inhabited by various groups since the Copper Age, as well as the ruins of an Ozymandian castle.

Jerash

Jerash

The modern city of Jerash can be found to the east of the ruins. While the old and new share a city wall, careful preservation and planning has seen the city itself develop well away from the ruins so there is no encroachment on the sites of old.

Little Petra

Little-Petra

It is thought to have been occupied from 7200BC to 6500BC, which makes it one of the first settled villages in human history. Around that time the settlement burned down, and was rebuild.

Lots Cave

Lots Cave

It is thought to have been occupied from 7200BC to 6500BC, which makes it one of the first settled villages in human history. Around that time the settlement burned down, and was rebuild.

Machaerus

Machaerus

Going for antiquity in Jordan means going Biblical. The Fortress of Machaerus is located on the northeastern shore of the Dead Sea, at the mouth of the Jordan River. There is evidence that this is where John the Baptist was kept captive and eventually beheaded in 32 AD on Salome’s request.

Madaba

Church of Saint George

The Madaba Mosaic Map is the world’s oldest glimpse into the cartography of the Middle East during biblical time. Located in the church of Saint George in Madaba, Jordan, This tile map is the oldest known geographic floor mosaic in existence, depicting the Middle East during the height of the Byzantine period.

Ma’in Hot Springs

Hammamat Ma’in mineral springs

Hammamat Ma’in mineral springs which located on the edge of Wadi Mujib, feed the Dead Sea, 264 meters below sea level. The mineral-rich waters come from over 100 hot and cold springs and empty into the Dead Sea. The hot springs and baths of Hammamat Ma’in have been enjoyed for therapeutic and leisure pursuits for thousands of years.

Mount Nebo

Mt. Nebo

Mount Nebo is most known for being the site where Moses overlooked the Holy Land, but did not enter it and where a church and a monastery were built to honor him. The book of Numbers (33:47) mentions that when the children of Israel moved from Almon Diblathaim they camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo, and that the children of Reuben rebuilt the city (Numbers 32:38).

Mujib Reserve

Wadi Al Mujib

Established in 1987, Mujib Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 212 km2. Bordering the Dead Sea at 402 meters below sea level, the Mujib Biosphere Reserve surrounds Wadi Mujib, a deep and majestic canyon that cuts through the rugged highlands and drains into the Dead Sea.

Petra

Petra

The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, it is Located 240 km south of the capital Amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba, Petra the world wonder, is undoubtedly Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, and it is visited by tourists from all over the world.

Qasr Amra

Qasr Amra

Standing in the Jordanian Desert some 50 miles east of Amman, Qasr Amra is one of several qusur or “desert castles” built under the Umayyad Caliphate and probably the best known extant example of these buildings characteristic of the Damascus-based dynasty.

Qasr Al Kharana

Qasr Al Kharana

Al Kharaneh or Al Hraneh, is one of the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan, about east of Amman and relatively close to the border with Saudi Arabia. It is believed to have been built sometime before the early 8th century AD.

Shobak Castle

Shobak Castle

Part of the great beacon chain of Crusader fortresses, Shobak Castle is by far the most lonely. Built in 1115 AD by Baldwin I, who later built Karak, it was originally known as Mont Realis (Montreal) and was the first outpost of the kingdom of Jerusalem in the Crusader district of Outrejordain.

Umayyad Palace

Umayyad Palace of Amman

THE UMAYYAD PALACE IS LOCATED inside what is known as the Citadel. Locals refer to it as Jabal al-Qal’a, as the site is located on one of Amman’s many hills (jabals in Arabic). Most of the directions in Amman will reference one of the hills in the city.

Umm Ar-Rasas

Umm ar-Rasas

Umm Al-Rasas(also spelled Umm ar-Rasas and Um er-Rasas) is an important archaeological site that was declared a World Heritage Site in 2004. Its structures date from the 3rd to 9th centuries and most have not yet been excavated.

Umm Al-Jimal

Um Al-Jimal

The Nabataeans were people of surprises .They built the northern city of Umm al-Jimal. Using the local rough black basalt instead of the soft rose sandstone of Wadi Musa, they created an eerie black city whose name, ``Mother of Camels.

Umm Qays

Umm Qays

Site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural center. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodor's, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome, and was once called “a new Athens” by a poet.

Wadi Faynan

Wadi Faynan

Wadi Faynan was one of the biggest copper mines in the Roman Empire. It lies south of the Dead Sea on the east side of the Wadi Arabah which separates Israel from Jordan.

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is an ideal location for adventurers and off-roaders, with plenty of places to hike, climb, and trek. True climbers can test their skills by ascending Jordan’s highest mountain, Jabal Rum. A guide is recommended for the trip to the summit, and arrangements should be made previously at Rum village or at a tourist agency.