The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a fairly young country, but it is steeped in history, like a well-traveled bridge between sea and desert, East and West.
Formerly the Aminite capital of Rabbath-Ammon and later the Greco-Roman city of Philadelphia, Amman has been the capital since 1921. Thus, it has several stories, from various historical eras to uncover.
One has to visit the citadel, the old souk and the Roman theater in the heart of the city. For lovers of Islamic art, you have the National Gallery of Jordan to visit.
Let’s escape the city to hunt down history, civilization, and more adventures in Jerash, where every summer the dramatic surroundings of the Jerash Ruins host the Jerash Festival, bringing to life folk dances, concerts, plays, and poetry competitions.
Delving into history, Pella, the Greco-Roman city of Alexander the Great, to one of the Decapolis, Umm Qais, to Mount Nebo, where we can find the presumed site of Death and the Burial Place of Moses. We cannot ignore prominent destinations such as “the Dead Sea and the Jordan River”, “Kerak”, “Petra”, “Wadi Rum”, “Aqaba”, the “Desert Castles” where you must come and experience another dimension of history, culture and civilization, and be inspired by its magical energy.
The ancient and modern capital of Jordan, known as the city of Contrasts.
Greco-Roman city, one of the cities of the Decapolis. Jerash known as Pompeii of the East for its extraordinary state of preservation.
One of the cities of the Decapolis, known in ancient times as GADARA, where the house of the Ottoman governor has been restored and opened as a museum
One of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. Best known for its spectacular Byzantine mosaics, and 6th century Churches.
Small and quiet city with a unique warm weather throughout the year
Kerak is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle “Kerak Castle”. The castle is one of the three largest castles in the region.
Ajloun is the capital city of Ajloun Governorate. It stands out for its impressive ruins of Ajloun’s Castle from the 12th century.
Petra is an archaeological city. Petra is believed to have been established in 9,000 BC.
Wadi Rum is a valley engraved from sandstone and granite rock. It is the largest valley in Jordan.
The Dead Sea is a salty lake bordered by Jordan to the east, Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea is the saltiest water in the world.
Located in a pristine natural environment, it is believed to be the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus the Nazarene