Jordan Attractions

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Ajloun Fort

Built atop the ruins of a monastery between 1184 and 1188, Ajloun Fort (also called Ajloun Castle or Qala’At Ar-Rabad in Arabic) sits on Jabal Auf hill ...  Read more


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

Azraq Wetland Reserve

A tranquil oasis hidden between the vast sands and sandstone cliffs of Jordan’s deserts, the Azraq Wetland Reserve offers a welcome change of scenery, and ...  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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 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

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

King’s Highway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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

La Storia Complex

La Storia Complex, located just over a mile (2 kilometers) from Mt. Nebo, offers visitors a quirky overview of the culture, religion, history and heritage of ...  Read more

Little Petra (Siq al-Barid)

Little Petra (Siq al-Barid) was a northern satellite of the main city, and it resembles Petra proper in enough ways to earn its nickname. Like at Petra, ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 8 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

Madaba Map

4 star rating: Recommended 9 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

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

Mount Nebo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 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


4.5 star rating: Recommended 172 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

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