Jordan is an incredible offbeat destination. The city has a serene environment which makes it a major tourist attraction. With natural wonders, untouched desert landscapes and amazing archeological sites, it has a lot to offer. Your trip to Jordan will take you to ancient cities, magnificent granite cliffs, deserts and dead seas. Have a look at the best places to visit in Jordan:
This is one of the wonders of the world. It is also known as the red city or the rose city. In the past, Petra was not open to the people. But now it allows you a tour to an ancient archeological park, entering through red sandstone canyon (Sia). Also, you get a glimpse of Al-Kazneh treasure. Petra is a temple which is 30m wide and 43 m high which makes you look like a dwarf there. It is a wonderful place to visit.
Known for its impressive red desert landscape and rich rock formations, this desert valley offers breathtaking scenery. Wadi Rum has Sandstone Mountains and towering granite cliffs. You can stay there overnight and watch the sky full of stars. Also, experience the color changes of skies and shooting stars. Spend a beautiful and relaxing night here.
It is a small town known for its ancient art and religious buildings. Madaba has a collection of Byzantine and Ommayyad- era mosaics. Particularly, this place is known for Madaba map, a mosaic from the 16th century which shows the map of Jerusalem and history of Madaba. The map is at St. George’s church. After this, you must visit Madaba Archeological Park and Madaba museum.
The Dead Sea is a big attraction and is the lowest point of the planet, 1400 feet above sea level. It has salt crust coast and high sea buoyant water, which gives an amazing experience. This place also has a large number of historical and religious ties, including a site where the Jesus was allegedly baptized by John (Baptist). The water there is full of minerals and salinity water which helps you to relax. Also, enjoy watching sunset and sunrise there.
Jerash is an incredible collection of Greco-Roman ruins. You can see landmarks like Hadrian’s Arch, the Hippodrome- the smallest hippodrome ever constructed. Jerash archaeological museum is a great place to spend time and experience artifacts and Jerash history.
This large city is the capital of Jordan. While on your trip to Jordan you will spend some time here. It has lots of Roman ruins including Roman amphitheater and Nymphaeum. You must visit Citadel which is home to Roman temple of Hercules and large stone Ummayad palace. You will surely love this place.
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