Insider's Guide to Amman

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Jerash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 region. This wealth in turn endowed the ...  Read more

Petra

4.5 star rating: Recommended 124 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Petra: highlight not just of Jordan but of the entire Middle East; sublime and mysterious city; incomparable jewel of ancient architecture. Petra was once an important stop on a Roman trading ...  Read more

Wadi Rum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Shuttling between archaeological sites, an inevitable component of any Jordan trip, may have you longing for those haunting, limitless expanses of desert you’ve glimpsed from car windows. If so, ...  Read more

The Treasury (Al Khazneh)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

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 Treasury, or al Khazneh, is located within the ...  Read more

Mount Nebo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 and Jews: Moses is said to have died on ...  Read more

Madaba Map

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 have been created in 542 AD, making it ...  Read more

Madaba

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 Byzantine Empire. It is to that era that the ...  Read more

Jordan Archaeological Museum

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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 Archaeological Museum displays artifacts in ...  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 Jordan. A fine example of modern Islamic ...  Read more

Qasr Azraq

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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 in 1237 by the Mamelukes. The exact ...  Read more

Umm Qais Museum

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Located about 2.5 hours from Jordan’s capital of Amman, the Umm Qais Museum is home to a mix of history and natural beauty that shouldn’t be missed. The site’s most popular draw would be the ruins of ...  Read more

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