Insider's Guide to Amman

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Jerash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

In ancient times, the Roman town of Gerasa grew rich from iron ore as well as agricultural products which flourished in this comparatively lush temperate ...  Read more

Petra

4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 Reviews

Petra: highlight not just of Jordan but of the entire Middle East; sublime and mysterious city; incomparable jewel of ancient architecture. Petra was once ...  Read more

Wadi Rum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

Shuttling between archaeological sites, an inevitable component of any Jordan trip, may have you longing for those haunting, limitless expanses of desert ...  Read more

King’s Highway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Running north-south along the squiggling spine of the Dead Sea rift, a road trip along the King’s Highway from biblical Madaba to Petra is to journey along a ...  Read more

The Treasury (Al Khazneh)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Jordan and its well-preserved prehistoric city of Petra go hand in hand; one can’t think of the former without the latter coming to mind. The remarkable ...  Read more

Mount Nebo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Mount Nebo is 817 meters (2,680 feet) above sea level, and thus more than 1km (0.6 mi) above the neighboring Dead Sea. It is a site holy to both Christians ...  Read more

Madaba Map

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Located in Madaba, the 19th-century Greek Orthodox St. George Church is home to the famous Madaba Map. This sixth-century Byzantine mosaic map is believed to ...  Read more

Raghadan Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

In Amman’s old quarter, Raghadan Palace was the first of many Crown properties to be built in the Royal Hashemite Court compound. Designed by Lebanese ...  Read more

Roman Ampitheater

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Dating back 18,000 years to the reign of Antoninus Pius, Amman’s restored Roman Theater is a popular visit on any trip to Jordan’s capital. Carved into the ...  Read more

Madaba

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Like a number of sites in the region, Madaba was mentioned in the Bible. It subsequently became a Roman provincial town and had its apogee under the ...  Read more

Jordan Archaeological Museum

This rather rambling but fascinating museum is perched on the Citadel Hill in Amman, just northwest of the Temple of Hercules. Built in 1951, the Jordan ...  Read more

King Abdullah Mosque

Stunning King Abdullah Mosque was built between 1982 and 1986 as a memorial to the late King Hussein’s Grandfather, His Majesty As-Sayyid Abdullah I, King of ...  Read more

Qasr Azraq

Located about an hour east of Amman, Qasr Azraq is a desert fortress created by the Romans back in 300 AD, although the structure in its current form was built ...  Read more

Qasr Kharana

A true “desert castle” near the Saudi Arabian border, Jordan’s Qasr Kharana sits two storeys tall over the desert plain. Built in the early Umayyad period ...  Read more

Qusayr Amra

Qasr Amra earned itself UNESCO World Heritage site status in 1985 because of its famous frescoes, and it’s one of Jordan’s most renowned desert castles. Built ...  Read more

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