Things to Do & Attractions in Jordan

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Ajloun Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

Amman Citadel

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

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) ...  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

Dead Sea Resthouse

One of the many resorts located on the shores of the Dead Sea, the Dead Sea Resthouse is an ideal spot from which to explore the lowest point on earth. ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 75 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 6 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

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