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Jerash, located 48 km north of Amman  (45 Minute from Amman) and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead,

is the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy

To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition.

This fascinating city makes a great day-trip from Amman, particularly in spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom.

The drive will take you less than an hour but will transport you 2000 years back in time.

JerashJerash has a year-round supply of water,

while its altitude of 500 meters gives it a temperate climate and excellent visibility over the surrounding low-lying areas.

The history of Jerash is a blend of the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the ancient traditions of the Arab Orient.

The earliest Arabic/Semitic inhabitants named their village Garshu.

The Romans later Hellenised the former Arabic name into Gerasa.

the Arab and Circassian inhabitants of the small rural settlement transformed the Roman Gerasa into the Arabic Jerash.

Note: you can also visit AjlounUmm Qais on the same day if you leave Amman at 7:00 AM 

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The Dead Sea

The Dead sea located 55 km (34 miles) southeast of Amman.

is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole World

the lowest point on earth’s surface, and the World’s richest source of natural salts.

hiding wonderful treasures that accumulated throughout thousands of years.

To reach this unique spot, the visitor enjoys a short 30 minutes drive from Amman

As its name evokes, the Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals

which gives its waters the renowned curative powers, therapeutic qualities, and its buoyancy,

recognized since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2000 years ago.

And because the salt content is four times that of most world’s oceans, you can float in the Dead Sea without even trying,

here is the only place in the world where you can recline on the water to read a newspaper.

A unique combination of several factors makes the Dead Sea’s total attraction:

the filtered sunrays and oxygen-rich air, the mineral-rich black mud along the shoreline and the adjacent freshwater and thermal mineral springs.

Note: you can also visit MadabaMount Nebo on the same day if you leave Amman at 7:00 AM 


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 Petra

Petra 

it is Located 240 km south of the capital Amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba

The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world

Petra the world wonder is undoubtedly Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction,

and it is visited by tourists from all the world

It is not known precisely when Petra was built, but the city began to prosper as the capital of the Nabataean Empire from the 1st century BC

which grew rich through trade in frankincense, myrrh, and spices.

Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World

Petra is also known as the rose-red city, a name it gets from the wonderful color of the rock from which many of the city’s structures were carved

On December 6, 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site,

also, Petra was chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the 28 places you should visit them before you die.

Note: you can also visit Wadi Rum same day if you leave Amman at 7:00 AM 

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