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Thursday, October 18th, 2007

About Jordan

Jordan is one of the Middle East countries, which is bordered by Israel and West Bank to the west, Iraq to the northeast, Syria to the north, and by Saudi Arabia to the south and eastern part. The country of Jordan is comprised mostly of barren, waterless flat terrains in the east and raised grounds or highland regions in the west. Since Jordan is one of the desert countries, the climate within Jordan is hot and dry. Because of its individual geographical character along with its well-preserved locations, a multitude of prehistoric places, the presence of desert palaces, and its rich culture, Jordan continues to be one of the major travel destinations in the world.

Jordan Tourist Attractions


Amman is the capital of Jordan, most of the time regarded as the “white city”. Today because of the prevailing building constructions of the modern period, excellent tourist amenities and hotels are continuously branching out particularly in the jabal sections of Amman. The main attraction in Amman is the presence of the Roman amphitheater from the second century Ad located in the city’s center. The Archaeological Museum found at Jebel el Qalat and the National Gallery of Fine Arts are some of the tourist attractions that are present in this capital city of Jordan.

The Ancient Monastery, Petra, Jordan


Nabateans mostly built this unique city, which is amazingly carved in a mountain, during the fifth and sixth centuries BC. The huge rocks delicately colored, most of them pink are some of the distinctive features of this mountain carved city. There are many structures in this city that are also major sites of interests including the Royal Tombs, Monastery, the High Place of Sacrifice, and the Roman Theatre. The most renowned part of Petra is Al Khazneh famously known as the Treasury, which has been chosen as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.”

The Dead Sea

Located 1286 ft below sea level, The Dead Sea is considered to be the lowest point on earth. Tourists because of the belief and teachings that the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are underneath its waters frequent this place. The Dead Sea shimmers by day and night in a strange and dried out land. This creepy atmosphere is one of the reasons why travelers never missed out seeing the place.

Wadi Rum

Situated in the south of Jordan, aside from the things to see, Wadi Rum is a place where travelers can splurge themselves on sports activities like rock-climbing.


For travelers who are keen on seeing religion related places, Madaba is the home of some religious sites like the Jordan River, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ and Mount Nebo.

There are still many places of interests that are worth visiting in Jordan. Indeed, Jordan is worth a visit when considering a travel to a Middle East country.