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Insider's Guide to Amman

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Amman Citadel

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Modern, buzzy Amman does a better job than Damascus or Jerusalem of hiding its ancient origins, but Philadelphia (to give the city its original Roman name) does have some notable antiquities.  ...  Read more

Jerash

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 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

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 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

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

Mount Nebo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 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

Petra

4 star rating: Recommended 95 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 48 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

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