Jordan Sites

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AMMAN

Was built on seven hills (in Arabic Tilal تلال) defining Amman’s uniquely versatile neighborhoods. Amman is a unique city of fascinating contrasts with multicultural, well-educated very hospitable people. A mixture of old and new, Amman holds almost half of Jordan’s population. Ammanies – as well as visitors of

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PETRA

Also known as the Red-rose city of Petra, this Nabatean work of art is situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. An entire city half-carved into humongous mountains, Petra became during Hellenistic and Roman times a major caravan centre for the incense of Arabia, the silks of China and the spices of India, a crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges with an ingenious water management system that allowed extensive settlement of an essentially arid area during the Nabatean, Roman and Byzantine periods. It is one of the world’s richest and largest archaeological sites set in a dominating red-rose sandstone landscape.

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JERASH

Jerash is one the best preserved ancient Roman provincial cities in the world. Just about a 30-minute drive from the capital city of Jordan; Amman (approximately 48 KM), is a mixture of Greco-Roman and ancient Arab traditions and therefore careful preservation and planning has developed this city from the ruins so there is no encroachment on the sites.

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MADABA

Madaba is about 30 KM from Amman is best known as the City of Mosaics; thanks to the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaic art. Madaba is the home of the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stones depicting hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta.

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MT. NEBO

Mount Nebo is one of the most important Christian holy sites in Jordan. This is where – according to the final chapter of Deuteronomy – the Hebrew Prophet Moses viewed the Promised Land for the first time. If you stand on the viewing platform erected for Pope John Paul II you can enjoy the panoramic scene that Moses saw more than 3000 years ago.

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BETHANY

Bethany is the site of the baptism site of Jesus Christ by John over 2000 years ago. Known in Arabic as Al-Maghtas, the ‘Baptism Site’ has been identified by archaeologists as the place where John the Baptist preached that this is the site where the first five apostles met and thus where the foundations of the early Christian faith were laid. Jesus is said to have come here to meet en route from Galilee and Um Qais and is believed to have spent three days here before heading off to spend 40 days in the nearby wilderness. John was later arrested and beheaded by Herod at Machaerus, also in Jordan.

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DEAD SEA

Over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level where you could float effortlessly and read a book while you are at it! The Dead Sea is located in the Jordan Valley; a one of a kind place as it is the lowest point on the face of the earth.

Best known as a natural spa, the Dead Sea is a retreat even during wintertime due the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten

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FEYNAN

Feynan Valley is located in the deep heart of the mountainous Dana Reserve. Isolated from paved roads, electricity supplies and cell phone network coverage, it is an escape and a unique experience in the Jordanian desert. Feynan Eco-lodge hailed as one of the top fifty eco-lodges in the world by the National Geographic Magazine.

In Feynan, you will explore local

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WADI RUM(VALLEY OF THE MOON)

Wadi Rum is one of the most extraordinary sceneries in Jordan. It is a protected area covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.

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AQABA

Aqaba is the sole coastal city in Jordan and it is situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is a blend of cultures and traditions, and a long history as the trading center in the region!

It is a melting pot of history, culture, nature, and city life surrounded by picturesque mountains and blue sea. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and popular

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