Jordan

Jordan Attractions

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Jerash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 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

Wadi Rum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 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

Petra

4.5 star rating: Recommended 161 Reviews

Petra is a highlight not just of Jordan but of the entire Middle East, a sublime and mysterious city that sits as an incomparable jewel of ancient ...  Read more

Monastery (Al-Deir)

Tucked in the hills of Petra, the Monastery (Al-Deir) is only matched in magnificence by the Treasury. Built during the first century, the structure carved ...  Read more

Siq

As visitors walk through the narrow fissure known as the Siq, a sense of mystery and anticipation builds. This canyon-like corridor, partly natural and partly ...  Read more

The Treasury (Al Khazneh)

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

King’s Highway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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

Mount Nebo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 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

Aqaba

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

As Jordan’s only coastal city and a busy seaport, Aqaba makes a popular stop for cruise ships and a scenic base for exploring Petra and Wadi Rum, encircled by ...  Read more

Byzantine Church (Petra Church)

In 1990 American archeologist Kenneth W. Russell discovered the ruins of a Byzantine-era church. Two years later excavation began on the site of what is today ...  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

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