The sights of Jordan, their photos and descriptions will be useful to anyone who plans to visit this country. What places in Jordan are classified as “the most-most” and definitely worth a visit?
Here is the list of 10 must-visit tourist attractions in Jordan; make sure to include some of those sites in your itinerary.
Wadi Rum Desert
One of the most important historical and cultural sights worth seeing for a tourist who went on vacation to Jordan is the Wadi Rum desert. From the city it can be reached by taxi (as an option – rent a car). You will have to get from 4 to 6 hours. If you drive from Aqaba, the journey can take less than an hour.
Going to Wadi Rum, you should think about warm clothes in advance. Here, as in any desert, there are very sharp temperature drops: the range of day and night thermometer readings is from + 32 ° C to + 4 ° C.
Wadi Rum is a nature reserve that can be explored in various ways: rent an SUV, or, for example, go on a camel trip with a guide. The best option will be offered at the Tourist Center, which is located at the reserve.
The most interesting places in the desert are the Burda rock bridge, Lawrence Well, the ancient Nabatean temple and many others. By car, you can go around them in 1 day, but if you explore the sights on a camel, it can take 2 days.
Ancient City of Petra
Petra is the most important historical landmark in Jordan. Once this city was the capital of the ancient Nabataean state. Its buildings are carved directly into the rocks. Petra is over 2,000 years old. In 2007, Petra received the special status of one of the newest Wonders of the World; The city is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Petra is located 3 hours drive from Amman.
By the way, Petra is not only the sight that is worth seeing for a week or longer stay in Jordan. Tourists who spend their holidays in one of the neighboring countries often come here. Many companies organize specialized tours to Petra from Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba and other tourist places located on the Sinai Peninsula.
Bethany Beyond the Jordan
This is one of the main places that every religious tourist in Jordan should see. Previously, there were many different rumors about where the place of the baptism of Jesus Christ was located. Now the majority of believers have listened to the arguments of researchers who believe that it is located precisely in Bethany beyond the Jordan. Please dress accordingly and behave respectfully once visiting this such places in Jordan.
Now the place of baptism is a separate reservoir, because for 2 thousand years the Jordan River has changed its course more than once. There were about 20 ancient temples in this territory throughout history, so this place can be considered quite special.
Bethany is located 45 minutes from Amman.
The ancient city of Jerash
Another popular point among tourists. This ancient city is located in a forest valley. Now Jerash is considered one of the main Roman cities of the whole world, preserved in the best possible shape. Its excavations began only 70 years ago, before that the city was hidden under a layer of sand. You can get to the city from Amman.
Interesting places in Aqaba
What can you see directly in Aqaba? Among the interesting places of the city are:
- The building of the mosque Al-Sharif Al-Hussein bin Ali;
- Mamluk fort;
- The ruins of the ancient city of Islay;
- Museum of Archeology;
- Dead Sea in Jordan.
All these places, of course, everyone can visit on their own.
Sights of Amman
On the territory of the “White City” there are also many interesting places:
- The fortress-citadel of Amman;
- Roman amphitheater;
- Abu Dervish Mosque;
- Jordanian Folk Museum;
- military museum,
And many other places. They can also be visited both independently and as part of a tour. It all depends on the preferences of the vacationer.