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Amman

capital of Jordan

26km

31.9511435.92409

Dead Sea (Jordan)

Jordanian side of the Dead Sea

49km

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Kerak

city in Jordan

52km

31.18055635.701389

Beit Shean Valley

The Beit She'an Valley is an area in the Jordan Valley of northern Israel. It consists of the town of Beit She'an (also spelled Beit/Bet/Beth Shean/She'an/Shan), as well as a number of kibbutzim and other small agricultural communities.

78km

32.479435.5058

Dana Nature Reserve

biosphere reserve

100km

30.683635.6169

Desert Castles

fortified palaces or castles in what used to be the Umayyad province of Bilad ash-Sham

108km

31.1394736.63848

Petra

city in southern Jordan

137km

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Wadi Rum

valley in southern Jordan

209km

29.576535.419928

Aqaba

Jordanian coastal city

229km

29.5135
Sights

Mount Nebo

mountain in Jordan

9.6km

31.7666666735.725

Machaerus

24km

31.5672222235.62416667

Umm ar-Rasas

Jordanian archeological site

24km

31.5007861135.92026389

Dead Sea

salt lake bordering Jordan and Israel

39km

31.535.5

Al-Karak

city in Jordan

51km

31.1833333335.7

Ajloun Castle

An Islamic fortress, built during the period of the Crusades. The castle is located on the top of a mountain just outside the small city of Ajlun. The castle is an interesting maze of passages and levels, and offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area, northwestern Jordan, and off into Galilee.The castle was built in 1184-1885 AD and was one of the few fortresses built to protect the country against Crusader attacks from both the west and the north. It also controlled the area around it, including another of its major objectives, to control the iron mines in the area. The castle is one of the best preserved and most complete examples of medieval Arab-Islamic military architecture.Ajloun Castle dominated the three main routes leading to the Jordan valley and protected the trade and commercial routes between Jordan and Syria, it became an important link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders, who, unsuccessfully spend decades trying to capture the castle and the nearby village.From the top of the castle, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Jordan Valley and the highlands of north Jordan. Excavations have recently identified a church that was built on the castle site in the earlier Byzantine period, while restoration and conservation works have made all areas of the castle accessible and safe for visitors. It is recommended to bring binoculars, also, the scenery is promised to be beautiful and as much a part of the reason to visit Ajlun Castle as the castle itself!

57km

32.3252083335.72728056

Bethany

village recorded in the New Testament as the home of the siblings Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, as well as that of Simon the Leper

60km

31.7714111135.261325

Tell Mar Elias

The site of two very old churches and the reputed area where the prophet Elijah was born.

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Ajloun Forest Reserve

A 13-km² protected forest run by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. The reserve features multiple hiking trails of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty.

62km

32.3811111135.76472222

Qasr Al-Hallabat

human settlement in Jordan

71km

32.0833333336.36305556

Qasr Al-Kharanah

desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan

73km

31.7288888936.46277778

Qasr Amra

château

86km

31.80193536.57663

Dana Biosphere Reserve

biosphere reserve

100km

30.6833333335.61666667

Azraq Wetland Reserve

Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) facility that shows you how they are working to preserve the wetlands. You can follow the short, but expensive, Marsh Trail through the main wetlands section to get a glimpse of what they would have been like, complete with ruins of ancient dams.

113km

31.8333333336.81666667

Ad Deir

The largest carved monument in Petra, dates back to the 1st century AD. The interior, like that of the Treasury, is puny in comparison to the facade. The more than 800 steps up to the Monastery can take over an hour, and even if you take a donkey you will have to walk and climb for about 10 minutes near the end.

137km

30.3377777835.43111111

Wadi Musa

This is the city next to Petra, doesn't have any big touristic attraction except for a great panorama from uphill.

137km

30.3199888935.47843611

Al-Khazneh

Upon exiting the Siq, visitors can view this jaw-dropping grandeur. Be sure to note the urn atop the Treasury structure, it has been rumored that the urn contained a Pharaoh's hidden treasure, and the urn bears the bullet pock marks where Bedouin travellers throughout the years have tested the theory. Get there when the park opens at 06:00 or 06:30 (depending on the season) and you may have the Treasury all to yourself or with fewer than 5-10 people around and no vendors.

138km

30.3224535.451617

Siq

The entrance to Petra is a long, winding sandstone canyon (about 2 km). There are minor carvings spotted here and there throughout the Siq, but the most impressive sights are the colorful and unusual sandstone patterns in the rock walls. There are also remains of terracotta pipes built into the sides of the canyon that were used in Roman times to carry water.

138km

30.3222222235.45166667

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Madaba

Jordan
Madaba is a small town in central Jordan located south of the capital Amman on the King's Highway, some 10 km from Hesban.

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