Jordan: Guide for Travelers

Jordan is a country on the African continent, dry and warm climate, and memories of many past. Arriving in Jordan means falling into old age and history.

Jordan is one of Africa's most visited countries. The country's well-preserved attractions include ancient towns and historical monuments. Jerash, a town of pillars, is known for its two amphitheatres, seventeen churches, with many well-preserved ancient cobbled streets, columns of different styles. Another city of Rome Decapolis is popular. Here are the Crusades and Mamluk Fortresses, the Caliph's Palaces, and there are many places connected with the O and the New Testament. According to legend, in Jordan, the Prophet Moses first saw the earth after he wandered for 40 years in the desert and was here to find his resting place.

Jordan is the true place of Jesus in the baptism of the Jordan River and in the fountain of John the Baptist. Sulfur and mineral resources were once visited by the Great King Herod. These olive groves, pine and palm trees, these mountains are not similar in the world. Due to its unique natural locations, Jordan is the ideal place to relax. Here, tourists often have the opportunity to visit Petra, which is often called the media as one of the world's wonders. Petra is the most visited and most interesting historical site in Jordan, including the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The remains of Petra's towns – palaces, residential buildings, steep stairs, public buildings, cobbled streets – give a lasting impression to every visitor. There are over 800 different locations here and most of them are completely carved in the rock. The first settlements here appeared 4000 years ago. Today Petra attracts most of the tourists to the region. This mysterious and impressive venue is able to become a recognized destination throughout the world.

Five Biblical Places in Jordan are the great sacred places recognized by the Vatican. The Madaba Bible is 30 km south of Amman. In the heart of the city, roads and urban buildings are still preserved. The Greek Orthodox Christian Church of Madaba is famous for its geographical map of the Middle East. Cities, rivers, the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea all appear on the map. Madaba is often referred to as the "City of Mosaics". We also see the famous Madaba archaeological park with ruins of churches, houses and streets. One of the most visited places is the Moses Memorial on Mount Nebo, which is considered a burial place. On the top of the high mountain you can see the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley – the land where your people were headed.

One of the most popular attractions in the region is the Dead Sea. Some tourists come here to relax and regenerate various diseases while others are staying in the country to swim in healing oily waters.

Desert castles are the remains of so-called castles, forts, towers and fortified palaces. The main role here is played by the crusaders and the castles of the Umayyad palaces. You can visit Aqaba or the eastern regions of the country. Karak and Shobak are two medieval castles built by the crusaders in the 12th century. There are two other castles, Habis and Vueyra in Petra. Monuments of the 12th century included the Ajloun Castle, which served as a Saladin fortress against the Crusaders. Amra Qasr Palace, wall paintings and Azraq Castle with black basalt are just a few of the wonderful structures.

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