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Ajloun

73 km north of Amman, and a short journey northwest from Jerash, through a beautiful pine-forest and olive groves, brings the town of Ajloun, where Hadrian stayed over the winter of 129-30 AD, and built himself an arch well outside the town, leaving unbonded its sides for future city walls to come out to meet it. Here you will see the

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Ajloun, Jordan

Salt

It's the ideal place for admiring the architecture, stopping off at the small archaeological museum, and finishing up at Salt Zaman, a lovely restored old building in the heart of the town, charmingly furnished with antiques and handicrafts. Salt (pronounced Es-Sult or Es-Salt) also houses a Handicrafts School where you can admire traditional skills of ceramics, weaving, silk screen printing,

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Salt, Jordan

Umm Al-jimal

The eastern most of the major northern cities, Umm Al-Jimal is located at the edge of the eastern basalt desert plain, along a secondary road that was close to the junction of several ancient trade routes that linked central Jordan with Syria and Iraq. Among the most interesting structures to visit are the tall barracks with their little chapel, several

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Um Al-jimal, Jordan

Hammam Assarah

  Hammam Assarah, Jordan is one of the most beautiful desert castles. The wonderful desert castles are the major attractions of Jordan which draws a lot of tourists from all over the world. The desert castles were built by the Ummayad dynasty that were used for a variety of purposes. Situated 2 km to the west of Qasr Al-Hallabat. The plan

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Azraq Fort

  Azraq Fort, Jordan is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the land. Jordan is a much visited tourist spot. It is famous through out the world for its rock-cut architecture. It has also earned the distinction of being one of the wonders of the world. It has been declared so by the. UNESCO has listed it as one

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Azraq, Jordan

Desert Castles

  Scattered throughout the black basalt desert, east of Amman, the Desert Castles stand as a testament to the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilization. These seemingly isolated pavilions, caravan stations, secluded baths, and hunting lodges, were at one time integrated agricultural or trading complexes, built mostly under the Umayyads (661-750 AD), when Muslim Arabs had succeeded in transforming the fringes of

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Amman, Jordan

Umm Qais

  Site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural centre. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome, and was once called “a new Athens” by a poet. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea

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Um Qais, Jordan

Dead Sea

  Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts

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Dead Sea, Jordan

Wadi Rum

A journey to Wadi Rum is a journey to another world. A vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful.. Wadi Rum is one of Jordan's main tourist attractions being the most stunning desertscape in the World, lying 320 km southwest of Amman, 120 km south of Petra, and only 68 km north of Aqaba.   Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Azraq Fort/dessert Castles

The copious springs in the oasis of Azraq made it an attractive place for settlement since the Lower Paleolithic Period. In the Roman period, the site was of crucial importance because of its location near the northern tip of Wadi Al-Sirhan, the natural migration route between southern Syria and the interior of the Arabian Peninsula. A chain of fortresses defended the

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Azraq, Jordan