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is the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy Jordan Tour
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, Jordan Tour
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 Garcia.
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.
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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 fresh water and thermal mineral springs.
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 before you die.
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It features a varied desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides, and caverns.
Petroglyphs, inscriptions and archaeological remains in the site testify to 12,000 years
of human occupation and interaction with the natural environment.
Wadi Rum is also known as the Valley of the Moon
It is the “Mars on Earth”! The blood-red sands and the unworldly sandstone mountains create an uncanny Mars-like landscape and environment.
also, it considered as one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2019 picked by Lonely Planet
The Roman Theater
its located in the eastern part of the Jordanian capital of Amman, on one of the hills opposite the Amman Citadel.
A famous landmark back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia.
The theatre was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE).
The large and steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people,
built into the hillside, it was oriented north to keep the sun off the spectators.
Two small museums are built into the foundations of the Roman theater.
The Jordan Folklore Museum is in the right-wing of the theater and displays a collection of items showing the traditional life of local people.
At the other end of the theater stage, the Museum of Popular Traditions
displays traditional Jordanian costumes, including fine embroidery and beautiful antique jewelry.
It’s one of the seven mountains that originally made up Amman.
Evidence of occupation since the pottery Neolithic period has been found.
The Citadel of Amman is considered to be among the world’s oldest continuously inhabited places.
Citadel is considered an important site because it has had a long history of occupation by many great civilizations.
Most of the buildings still visible at the site are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods.
The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace.
Archaeologists have been working at the site since the 1920s, including Italian, British, French, Spanish,
and Jordanian projects, but a great part of the Citadel remains unexcavated. Jordan Tour
Umm El-Jimal it’s a historical site located in Jordan, 86 Kilometer away from Amman nearest to Al-Mafraq city & Syria-Jordan border.
also, it’s known as “black oasis” because of the large numbers of black volcanic stones.
It is characterized by the great stone gates.
Umm El-Jimal dates back to the Byzantine-Roman-Nabatean period.
This city was built in one of the ancient Nabatean settlements of black basalt bricks supported by
rectangular basalt blocks and flourished in the first century BC.
It has historically known to be a junction of the roads linking Palestine and Jordan to Syria and Iraq. in order to
Where it lies along Trajan Road and forms a station in the middle of this road that connects so
Amman and Basra or Damascus and Basra.also from Al-Azraq to the Arabian Peninsula and
It considers as one of the ten cities of the Decapolis alliance, known as the Kantha, which held in the days in addition to
Ajloun it’s one of the most beautiful cities that are located in the north of Jordan (76 kilometers (around 47 miles) northwest of Amman).
Visitors come to it from all over the world, if we think about why it attracts people from all around the world? The answer will be related to its great diversity in terms of nature, climate, history, culture, & civilization.
If we can describe the beauty of nature, we will not fulfill it because it has a multifarious vegetation cover it has a coniferous forest is considered as one of the most complete pine forests in the world, so imagine yourself visiting ajloun on spring it’s kind of nature heals imagine when you take a walk in ajloun wood on a sunny day it can awaken the innermost feelings of happiness and peace it will take all the negative energy away, just by smiling the fresh air you will be taken to another place full of quiet and spectacular painting that will heighten concentration, reduce stress and much more effects .
If you finish from enjoying nature ajloun will take you to an old history to tell you a small story about it culture and civilization just by entering the main gate of ajloun castle the story will begin a story of a great leader that try to make it a fulcrum point to protect the area and And maintain transportation routes. If you search about this castle you will not imagine what it looks like until you visit it and see the great history and glory.you should visit it and see what I mean by yourself. if you think this just what you will see in ajloun you are wrong it has much more to see and if you don’t like the nature or history you will like the religion places it will surely attract you and mind-blowing I am talking about the Church of Lady of the Mountain is the place where the Prophet Issa and his mother, the Virgin Mary, went through their journey to the Sea of Galilee.
I take you to a brief journey to ajloun now you have the choice to visit it and see what I am talking about in real. don’t miss this journey that will take you to a beautiful place.
Like many places along the King’s Highway (and, indeed, in Jordan), Umm Al- Rasas is an unassuming spot that’s hiding a lot of history.
located 30 km southeast of Madaba.
The Roman military utilized the site as a strategic garrison, but it was later converted and inhabited by Christian and Islamic communities.
Church of St. Stephen (Stylite tower):
It is believed to have been built around 785AD and contains a glorious mosaic floor.
with its perfectly preserved remarkable mosaic floor, the largest one in Jordan.
It contains the images and portraits of 27 Old and New Testament cities of the Holy Land from both east and west of the Jordan River and of Egypt, making it a discovery second only to the Mosaic Map of Madaba.
Also, there is the hermit tower of Simon the vertical on it about fifteen meters used by monks in ancient times for isolation
Discover the almost-mystical area of the Wadi Rum—the Valley of the Moon. Your Jeep 4×4 cruises over the scorched landscape as you explore the region’s rich geological and archaeological landmarks. Ask the driver to enlighten you on the reserve’s highlights while meeting local Bedouin people.
Set off across the desert terrain toward the vast wilderness stretching before you. Your knowledgeable driver advises on the top sights, including the impressive Burdah Rock Bridge—the highest in Wadi Rum— the Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation with its pop-culture association, and the countless gorges, arches, and cliffs.
Marvel at the ancient rock engravings—petroglyphs—testaments to man’s interaction with nature in the area for thousands of years and a prime example of how humans can adapt to harsh conditions. Observe and meet local Bedouin people who still inhabit the area today. Perhaps enjoy a cup of tea in their company and ask them to share accounts of their nomadic culture.