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Regions

Jordan can be divided into four regions:

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Cities

  • Amman — largest city and the cultural, economic and political capital of the kingdom
  • Aqaba — beach resort located on the Gulf of Aqaba, with links to the Sinai and the Red Sea
  • Irbid — university city that is second largest metropolitan area in the north of the kingdom
  • Jerash — boasts one of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East
  • Madaba — cosy town known for its mosaics and churches
  • Zarqa — third largest metropolitan area of the kingdom

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Other destinations

  • Dana Nature Reserve — Stay in a village little changed since the 15th century, enjoy unforgettable hiking in an offshoot of the Great Rift.
  • Dead Sea — The lowest point on earth and the most saline sea
  • Bethany beyond the Jordan — the [Baptism Site of Jesus Christ][7], where 2000 years ago Jesus came to be baptised by John. The place is also known as Bethabara.
  • Mount Nebo — the place mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.
  • Desert Castles — Castles spanned in the desert or near small towns. These castles once were getaway for Kaliffs from the Omayyad Period. These castles include the small areas of Ajlun and Kerak.
  • Petra — Jordan’s top attraction, an ancient city carved out of sandstone and one of the new 7 Wonders.
  • Wadi Rum — barren, isolated and beautiful, granite cliffs contrasting with desert sand
  • Ajlun — lush green rolling hills and a castle built by Saladin during the Crusades.

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