Jordan, the friendly country, founded by King Abdullah beginning of the
20th century, now a day ruled by his grandson, King Hussein, as constitutional monarch.
Amman Knew as Rabbath Ammon and in Greco Roman times as Philadelphia.
The Citadel, and the columns of the Roman temple, the Byzantine church, the Archaeological Museum and the Roman Theatre, still used for cultural events are the most visited sites.
The Hijaz Railway station built during the Ottomans is too an interesting site to visit too.
Near Amman is Iraq Al Ameer, an archaeological site from the second century DC, where tourists can admire an old well-restored Hellenistic palace.
The most attractive tourist site in Jordan, this rose-red city of Petra, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site carved around
2000 years ago.
This Nabatean Kingdom endured for centuries, and became widely admired for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels.
By the 16th Century, Petra was forgotten for almost 300 years, then in
1812, the Swiss Johann Burckhardt revealed to the world this treasure.
The Siq, between the 700 meters high walls, is the main entrance to reach Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury, where one can start discovering this magnificent city.
Acknowledged as one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Jerash was a member of the Decapolis, a dynamic commercial league of ten Greco-Roman cities.
Today known for its festival, held yearly in July, featuring folklore dances by local and international groups, concerts, plays, opera, popular singers, sales of traditional handicrafts and local theatrical plays and poetry competitions.
A short journey west from Jerash, through the pine forest and olive is Castle of Ajloun, built in
1184 by the nephew of Saladin, who defeated the Crusaders in
The fortress dominated a wide stretch of the north Jordan Valley it also protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria.
On the Red Sea, Surrounded with mountains that keeps its weather nice and hot during almost the whole year.
With its sandy beaches and coral reefs, one of the most important diving sites in the world, in the turquoise coloured water full of a vast variety of fish mixing with some of the rarest corals in the world makes the unforgettable spectacle.
For those who are not interested in scuba diving, Aqaba offers its water for all type of sports with professional instructors.
The Dead Sea
A unique natural phenomenon in the world, this lowest point on Earth,
400 meters below the sea level, where its water is
10 times salty than the Mediterranean.
The Dead Sea very rich with its minerals, the magnesium, sodium and the potassium is the ideal place for the demathology, rheumatic, respiratory problems and the nervous system.
Um Qeis - Pella - Um Al Jmal
Um Qeis called Gadara in the old times, one of the Decapolis cities, (the ten Greek-Roman cities situated in the northern part of Jordan, Syria and Palestine), overhanging the magnificent panoramic view of the northern part of the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee.
Pella situated in the northern part of the Jordan Valley is one of the most important archaeological sites of the region.
The major parts of the structure rose from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods (from the XII to the XIV century).
Um al Jmal, includes the ruins of black basalt houses, a church and a complex Roman fortress.
Is the most charming desert all over Jordan, where with a jeep, horse or camel, one can go around to discover.
Wadi Rum challenges also the climbers to climb the granite walls or participate in a safari in the desert.
Inhabited by the Bedouins, these hospitable and friendly people with whom one should accept the invitation in the tent to try together their tea with ment or the coffee with cardamom, sitting around the fire.
Thanks to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) who is setting up nature reserves all over Jordan, where Dana is among them famous with its
600 species of plants, 200 reptiles and mammals, and more than 150 species of birds.
Madaba & Mount Nebo
Madaba is famous with its Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites in the Greek Orthodox church of St. George.
This masterpiece is among hundreds of other mosaics from the 5th through the
7 th Centuries, scattered throughout Madaba's churches and homes.
Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of the prophets death and burial place, a church was built on the spot by early Byzantine Christians, which
later expanded into a vast complex, from where the view across the Jordan valley and the Dead Sea to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem is magnificent. Mukawer not far away from Mount Nebo where John the Baptist was beheaded.
the most thrilling road in Jordan to reach the springs, once there, one can climb over the rocks beneath a hot waterfall, soak or swim in the thermal waters.
Jordan's deserts are full with ancient castles, farming estates, forts, hunting lodges and caravanserai, now a days all known as the desert Castles, among them is Amra Castle a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its interior walls and ceilings covered with lively paintings, and two of the rooms paved with Roman mosaics.
The Azraq fort, in continuous use since the Roman times, was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.
The most important among these are Kerak and Shobak.
Kerak Castle, is an example of the Crusaders' architectural, the castle was enlarged with a new west wing added by the Ayyaubids and Mamluks.