Jordan Destinations Travel Guide



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Language: Arabic, English

Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Calling Code: 962


Jordan (Arabic: الأردن Al-'Urdunn), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية Al-Mamlakah al-Urdunīyah al-Hāshimīyah), called Transjordania until 1950 is an Asian country located in the Middle East. It limits to the North with Syria, to the northeast with Iraq, to ​​the east and the south with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the southwest with the Red Sea (in the Gulf of Aqaba), and to the west with the Dead Sea, Israel and Palestine. Its capital and most populated city is Amman.

The kingdom was created following the division of the region carried out by France and the United Kingdom after the First World War. In 1946 Jordan became a sovereign and independent state with the initial name of Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordania. After the capture of the West Bank during the Arab-Israeli War of 1948, Abdullah I took the title of King of Jordan and Palestine.


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 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 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)


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 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 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 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 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)


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.