Visit Ajloun's Castle
It wasn't just the Crusaders who built castles in Jordan. This castle (built in 1184) was constructed by Izz ad-Din Usama bin Munqidh, one of Salah ad-Din's generals. Ajloun Castle's vaulted passageways and chambers are on a smaller scale than Jordan's other castles but are well-preserved, plus the castle's setting, high above the town of Ajloun, offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside from the ramparts.
By Jessica Lee , AFAR Local Expert
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