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Jordan

 
 

Jordan Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

Flag of Jordan

Language: Arabic, English

Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Calling Code: 962

 

 

 

 

Travel Destination in Jordan

 

Ajloun Governorate (Jordan)

Ajloun Castle

 

Ajloun Castle or Ajlun Castle is located 50 km (31 mi) West of Amman in Jordan. This magnificent medieval stronghold is one of the best preserved fortresses in Jordan from the time of Crusades.

Dibeen Forest Reserve

 

Dibeen Forest Reserve is located North- south of Jerash in Jordan. Dibeen Forest Reserve covers an area of 8.5 km2 (3.3 mi2).

 

 

Mount of Elijah

 

Mount of Prophet Elijah or Tell Mar Elias is a famous site where ancient Jewish prophet Elijah lived for several years. According to a Bible he was fed by ravens who brought him bread.

 

 

Aqaba Governorate (Jordan)

Aqaba

 

Aqaba is a town in Jordan. It is famous for its medieval fortress that survived centuries of neglect. Aqaba is also famous as a magnificent diving site.

 

 

Wadi Rum

 

Wadi Rum or The Valley of the Moon is famous for alien landscapes and ancient rock art that was left thousands of years ago by people who either lived here or passed the moon like surface of Wadi Rum.

Wadi Araba

 

Wadi Araba or just Araba is a picturesque valley in desert Wadi Rum, the driest and largest desert in Jordan.

 

 

 

 

Balqa Governorate (Jordan)

Bethabara

 

Bethabara is also occasionally referred to as Bethany beyond the Jordan as opposed to Bethany near Jerusalem where Lazarus was resurrected by Jesus Christ.

     
 

Capital (or Amman) Governorate (Jordan)

Amman

 

Although the new parts of the city provide all the comforts of the civilization it is usually the old part of Amman or Philadelphia that draws tourists, in particular the area of the city known as citadel.

Ashab al- Kahf

 

Ashab al- Kahf or "cave of the sleeping" in Arabic is a legendary underground tomb in the South suburbs of Jordanian capital of Amman.

 

Qasr al Abd

 

Qasr al Abd or Castle of the Slave is an ancient site most famous for an elaborate private residence of the governor of Jordan.

 

 

Umm ar- Rasas

 

Umm ar- Rasas is particularly famous for Byzantine Christian churches that were built here in the late Antiquity and early Medieval Period.

 

Irbid Governorate (Jordan)

Irbid

 

Irbid is an ancient town in Jordan. It is famous for several layers of various civilization that left rich archeological record of its extended history.

Pella

 

Pella or Tabaqat Fahl as it is known today is an ancient settlement 130 km North of Amman in North- West in Jordan. It was part of the Decapolis cities.

Umm Qais

 

Umm Qais or "Mother of Qais" in Arabic is an ancient city in the Irbid Governorate in North- West Jordan. In the ancient times it was known as Gadara.

 

Jerash Governorate (Jordan)

Jerash

 

Jerash is an ancient Roman archaeological site situated in Jerash Governorate of Jordan. It is second most visited tourist destination in the country after Petra.

     

Karak Governorate (Jordan)

Karak Castle

 

Karak Castle was designed to protect the lands of Holy Land from the Muslim armies. In the movie “The Kingdom of Heaven” (2005) Karnak Castle was attacked by the armies of Saladin.

Lot's Cave

 

Lot's Cave is a religious complex built around natural cave. It is allegedly the same cave that was visited by Lot and his two daughters who came here after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

   
 

Ma'an Governorate (Jordan)

Montreal (Shobak) Castle

 

Montreal Castle was built in 1115 by the orders of king Baldwin I of Jerusalem to secure newly conquered lands in modern day Jordan including port city of Aqaba.

Moses Springs at Wadi Musa

 

Moses Springs is a historic water source at the entrance to the town of Wadi Musa. According to legend Moses passed through these lands from Egypt to Canaan.

Petra

 

Petra or Rekem as is it was known to the ancients is a former capital of the Nabateaeans who rules these lands in the third century BC. It became famous as a setting place of one of the Indiana Jones movies.

Siq al- Berid

 

Siq al- Barid is a historic archeological site that was open to the public fairly recently. It is nicknamed Little Petra due to its similar appearance and architecture.

Madaba Governorate (Jordan)

Madaba

 

Karak Castle was designed to protect the lands of Holy Land from the Muslim armies. In the movie “The Kingdom of Heaven” (2005) Karnak Castle was attacked by the armies of Saladin.

Machaerus Palace

 

Machaerus Palace is a fortified palace constructed on top of a strategic hill  by the Jewish king Alexander Jannaeus. Saint John the Baptist was imprisoned and later executed within its walls.

Main Hot Waterfalls

 

Main Hot Waterfall is a unique natural health resort situated 30 km from the city of Madaba. It named after natural hot springs and waterfalls that emerge from the ground in this area.

Mount Nebo

 

Mount Nebo in Jordan is an alleged burial site of Moses and a resting place of Ark of the Covenant. From here Moses saw the Promised Land and died.

Mujib Nature Reserve

 

Mujib Nature Reserve is a protected area of picturesque canyon Wadi Mujib. Natural reserve was established in 1987 to protect one of few natural sources of water that flows to the Dead Sea.

 

Tafilah Governorate (Jordan)

Dana Nature Reserve

 

Dana Nature Reserve covers an area of 308 km2 (119 mi2) of preserved biosphere that looks more like a majestic moon surface appearance.

     

Zarqa Governorate (Jordan)

Azraq Wetland Park

 

Azraq Wetland Reserve is a nature reserve situated near a town of Azraq in the Zarqa Governorate in Jordan. Azraq Wetland Park covers an area of 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) that protect wetlands and its wildlife.

Qasr Amra

 

Qasr Amra or Quseir Amra is located in Zarqa Governorate in Jordan. Qasr Amra was constructed in 711- 715 AD by Umayyad caliph Walid I to support his power in the region.

Qasr Azraq

 

Qasr Azraq or Blue Fortress is a ruined medieval stronghold located 100 km (62 miles) East of Amman in Jordan.

 

 

Qasr Kharana

 

Qasr Kharana was constructed in 710 AD by Caliph Walid I. Although it is referred as a "castle" there is no single agreement on the purpose of the structure.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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