We would like to stress: the JORDAN is safe! Although located in the unstable Middle East, Jordan is a land of peace, and remains a very safe destination (as confirmed by the Foreign Ministry). For that Jordan it is and will be in the proposed …
Surely two words are not enough to convince travelers like you; then here is a list of ‘good reasons’ to visit, considering that air travel from Italy only lasts a few hours, and allows you to immerse yourself in an incomparable mystical atmosphere.
7. Dead Sea
In Jordan, there is also the sea. A bath in the Dead Sea is an absolutely unforgettable experience. Water is not the most clear, but the feeling of being soaked floating is unique. Many hotels in this area offer spa treatments and unique products made precisely with the precious waters of the Dead Sea.
6. The mosaic Madaba
It has nothing to envy to the contemporary plastic regarding the accuracy extraordinary mosaic of the Holy Land, despite being one of the oldest in history. It is a work of exquisite, perfectly preserved; showing details of an incredible precision, and is located within the Greek orthodox church of San Giorgio.
5. The Roman city of Jerash
The archaeological site of Jerash is one of the greatest testimonies of the Roman Empire in the Middle East : its ruins are exceptionally preserved and it also has beautiful monuments such as triumphal arches, colonnaded streets, elegant squares and impressive temples. The Oval Plaza, the Cardo Maximus, the temples of Zeus and Artemis and Hadrian’s Arch us to imagine a city full of culture and life, as of course the great theater for 5 thousand spectators, one of the largest in the ancient time.
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Here is the ancient stronghold of the Crusader Knights, and within these walls have decided the fate of many ancient kingdoms. Located on the King’s Highway, which led Moses and his people out of Egypt, the Kerak Castle was accessible only through narrow tunnels (now closed) and retains its charming maze of rooms and vaults. Not far away it is also what is traditionally considered to be the tomb of the patriarca Noè.
Amman, the capital of the Kingdom, is a bustling, modern city. But on top of its tallest hill stands the Citadel, which in addition to offering a priceless view is home to the columns of the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace, former seat of the governor, with the characteristic dome.
2. The desert of Wadi Rum
Its name means high desert, and has hosted human settlements since prehistoric times. Approximately 30 thousand petroglyphs decorate the surfaces of soft sandstone rock walls of upstream Wadi Rumi. Greeks and Romans appreciated them vineyards and olive groves, now disappeared, and the pinewoods of which traces remain on the highest peaks.
Considered by the ancient one of the wonders of the world, was a vast city created by the rock over 2000 years ago, it has become a crucial crossroads between East and West civilizations. Even now access the Petra site is an emotion without end : through a narrow gorge, the Siq, lined with steep vertical walls, to the impressive pink facade, the Khazneh (‘The Treasury’). A perfectly preserved architectural marvel, alienating, in the middle of nowhere!