The historic country of Jordan greets millions of tourists every year, and no one goes unsatisfied. From ancient archaeological sites to breathtakingly scenic spots, here are the top 11 must-visit places in Jordan country.
The most famous tourist attraction in Jordan and a UNESCO World Heritage site, this once forgotten city is on every traveler's bucket list.
A protected red-sand desert area near Petra, this scenic region is known for its mind-numbing sunsets and sunrises, and spectacular camping experiences.
A famous historic landmark in Amman, the capital of Jordan, this 2nd-century amphitheater still stands strong after existing over a period of 2,000 years.
A narrow canyon which leads to the city of Petra, taking a walk through this naturally-formed gorge can be a surreal and profound experience.
A popular archaeological landmark in the Jordanian capital, this ancient citadel provides a glimpse of the glorious and organized past.
Located in the city of Al-Karak, this massive Crusader castle is well preserved, and now fortifies the rich history of Jordan.
The lowest point on earth's surface, this salt-rich lake boasts exquisite desert beaches where tourists can enjoy saltwater floating.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place is believed to be the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ.
This well-preserved desert castle was built in the 8th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is renowned for its wonderful frescoes and fancy bathhouses.
Nestled on a hilltop 1,240 ft above sea level, this town is explored to visit the ruins of Gadara - an ancient Decapolis city.
Jordan's best-preserved and largest Roman ruins, the Temple of Artemis and Oval Plaza are the main attractions of this celebrated archaeological site.