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11 Best Places to Visit in Jordan

Akshay Kulkarni Aug 1, 2019
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.

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Petra

The most famous tourist attraction in Jordan and a UNESCO World Heritage site, this once forgotten city is on every traveler's bucket list.

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Wadi Rum

A protected red-sand desert area near Petra, this scenic region is known for its mind-numbing sunsets and sunrises, and spectacular camping experiences.

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Roman Theater

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.

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Siq

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.

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Amman Citadel

A popular archaeological landmark in the Jordanian capital, this ancient citadel provides a glimpse of the glorious and organized past.

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Kerak Castle

Located in the city of Al-Karak, this massive Crusader castle is well preserved, and now fortifies the rich history of Jordan.

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Dead Sea

The lowest point on earth's surface, this salt-rich lake boasts exquisite desert beaches where tourists can enjoy saltwater floating.

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Al-Maghtas

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place is believed to be the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ.

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Qasr Amra

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.

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Umm Qais

Nestled on a hilltop 1,240 ft above sea level, this town is explored to visit the ruins of Gadara - an ancient Decapolis city.

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Jerash Ruins

Jordan's best-preserved and largest Roman ruins, the Temple of Artemis and Oval Plaza are the main attractions of this celebrated archaeological site.