Discover The Ancient Wonders Of Jordan

Updated: Jul 28, 2021


Jordan has drawn visitors since prehistoric times. Today, the country attracts over four million people every year to its wide desert vistas, friendly towns, and the world-famous Dead Sea.

Jordan is a very magnificent country in terms of culture, geography, and people.


This tiny Arab Kingdom contains ancient sites that are among the most remarkable in the world.


How to Travel to Jordan during Covid:

Jordan has always put the concern of her citizens first and implemented strict rules very early on in response to Covid-19. This has made travelling to Jordan very easy with the only requirements being negative PCR tests before entry into the country. Additionally, there is no quarantine period for tourists who test negative. For More Information, please visit these official sites:

https://jo.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-travel-advice-for-the-general-public




Here is our pick of the top 10 things to do in Jordan!


Aqaba



Aqaba is Jordan's year-round water playground, thanks to its mild winter temperature and picturesque surroundings. The rich undersea marine life and crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba make diving conditions in the region among the greatest in the world. Because the Gulf of Aqaba is an inland sea with few strong currents, its waters are warm and transparent for most of the year.

Underwater photography conditions are perfect, and a plethora of unique fish and plant species provide for excellent snorkeling and diving. Over 140 coral species have been found in the seas of Aqaba. Sunbathing, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, paddleboats, and other water activities are popular as well.


Wadi Rum Bubble Hotel



Camping in these dome-style tents in the desert is the pinnacle of "glamping"! They are known as "Bubble Tents," and they provide an out-of-this-world sensation amid the wide and desolate desert. Some tents include a glass panel built for stargazing in the desert sky. Others, on the other hand, go the additional mile with a transparent roof!

These Martian-inspired tents in Wadi Rum make you feel as though you're sleeping on Mars. It's a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other in the world. The night sky is illuminated by hundreds of gleaming stars and the full moon. There's something otherworldly about falling asleep in the middle of the desert.


Al-Siq, Petra



Jordan's most famous tourist destination and one of the world's most stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites is the ancient rose-colored city of Petra. It was originally inhabited by the Nabateans, Edomites, and Romans and is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The 1.2km (0.75mi) Siq is the city's jaw-dropping old main gateway, which was rediscovered in the 19th century by explorer Jean Louis Burckhardt.

Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman



This gallery in the capital is one of the Middle East's main art museums, housing approximately 3,000 pieces by artists from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, video art, graphic art, and photography. It was the first museum of its sort in the area when it opened in 1980, and it has a unique collection of artwork by Jordanian and international contemporary artists.


Temple of Artemis, Jerash



Even in ruins, the Roman city of Jerash, 49 kilometers (30 miles) north of Amman, preserves its magnificence, with ceremonial gates, colonnaded streets, and theatres. The Temple of Artemis, with its majestic Corinthian columns that formerly dominated the city from its hilltop location, is one of the most stunning sites. It was constructed between 150 and 170 CE and dedicated to Artemis, the venerated goddess of hunting and the huntress.


Ma’in Hot Springs



If you're looking for some relaxation, the Ma'in Hot Springs is a natural spa located 264m (866ft) below sea level. Herod the Great is claimed to have bathed in the area's thermal mineral hot springs and waterfalls, which have attracted visitors since Roman times. Water rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium rushes down the slope and reaches temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit).


Dead Sea



The Jordan Valley, located near the northern extremity of the Great Rift Valley, is the lowest place on the Earth's surface. The Dead Sea is located at a depth of more than 400 meters below sea level. The climate of the valley is characteristic of the Mediterranean, with moderate winters and scorching summers. Because of its low height, it acts as a natural greenhouse, rich in minerals and water from surrounding river valleys.

The Jordan Valley was once one of the most fruitful areas in the Middle East, and some of the world's earliest civilisations arose from its soil. Relax in the gently lapping waters... you'll realize you can't sink! Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or test the famous therapeutic effects of minerals from the sea's muddy floor.

The Dead Sea is an ideal destination for those seeking spiritual destinations, leisure and relaxation.


Temple of Hercules, Amman



The Temple of Hercules is located within the ancient Citadel on the tallest hill in Amman, Jordan, and dates back to the time of the city's Roman Theatre. The temple currently consists of two towering pillars and portions of the platform, however the site also has a stone-carved hand. This is supposed to be Hercules' hand from a statue that would have stood over 12m (39ft).


Mount Nebo, Madaba



Mount Nebo, one of Jordan's holiest locations, is where Moses is said to have first seen the Promised Land. The mountain, which is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Madaba and around 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) tall, is also said to be Moses' burial location, but this has never been confirmed. Pilgrims of various faiths have traveled here since the fourth century CE, and visitors may today visit a tiny church with astute architecture.


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OUR THOUGHTS

For those seeking adventure, mystique, ancient roots, and relaxation, Jordan is an opportunity to witness the monuments of a civilization over 2000 years old.

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