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Aqaba See/Do

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As the major Red Sea resort, modern Aqaba sprawls along the coast here. Down in the old port, however, several important historic sites are all located close to each other, waiting to be explored. The Ayla Church, now modest mud-brick ruins, dates...
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Wadi Musa, Jordan
Petra flourished more than 2,000 years ago, trading with Rome as an equal before being abandoned after a series of earthquakes in the 4th and 6th centuries C.E. It wasn’t until the 19th century, when European explorers...
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K. Ali Ben Al-Hussein St. 146, Amman, Jordan
Most visitors comment that Amman feels very much like a modern city, but the Citadel, on the summit of Jebel al-Qala’a, contradicts that impression. Here, you’ll find extensive remnants of Amman’s many incarnations, from the...
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Al Madina At Tibbiyya, Amman, Jordan
A space dedicated to royal cars might not be an obvious sell to foreign visitors, but this excellently presented museum offers an interesting perspective on the development of modern Jordan, even if you have little interest in getting behind...
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Kerak, Jordan
Central Jordan is bisected by the King’s Highway, which runs south between the Dead Sea and the desert. The undoubted highlight of traveling this route is the massive Crusader castle of Karak, with its immense fortifications...
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Madaba, Jordan
It’s all about ancient mosaics in the market town of Madaba, where on the floor of the Byzantine church of Saint George, some two million colored tiles were used to create a map of the Holy Land. Fine details of fish and a gazelle being pursued by...
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Al-Quds St., Jordan
According to the Book of Deuteronomy, it was from Mount Nebo that Moses first saw the Promised Land. Today, the Moses Memorial Church sits next to a viewpoint offering a dramatic—and windy—opportunity to see for yourself what Moses...
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A mud bath and a swim—or more accurately, a float—in the Dead Sea, the lowest point in the world, is a must for many travelers on a trip to Jordan. Several lookout points off the main road reveal a rugged landscape with scaly salt-crystal...