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Places To Visit in Jordan

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Here are the top 3 tourist places in Jordan

1. Amman

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Amman is the capital city of Jordan and is one of the most westernized cities in Middle east. This historic city serves as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jordan, a beautiful mix of ancient ruins with a modern, cosmopolitan vibe.

Best Time: March to May, September to November

2. Petra

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Constructed in pre _ historic times, Petraês distinctiveness lies in being half built and half carved into the rock. The red color of the stone has led to Petra being referred to as the –Rose City”. Petra is also recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, and is the most popular tourist de...

Best Time: March to May, September to November

3. Aqaba

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Aqaba is a popular local getaway and has a 'on holiday' atmosphere, despite the growing developments and the unsightly port nearby. Aqaba's location next to Wadi Rum and Petra has placed it in Jordan's golden triangle of tourism, which strengthened the city's location on the world map and made it on...

Best Time: April to June and September to November

FAQs on Jordan

What is the currency of Jordan?

Notes are in denominations of JD 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of JD 1, 1/2 and 1/4; 10, 5, 2 and 1/2 piastres; and 1 and 1/2 qirsh. The dinar is also known as the Leerah in the local language. All foreign currencies can easily be exchanged in Jordan.

What is the history of Jordan?

Jordan has a very interesting history. Before the 20th century, Jordan was seen as part of the Syrian region. It is one of those places where the Stone-Age hunters gathered and settled for the first time. During the Iron Age, Jordan fought against Israel, Syria, Babylon and Persia before finally being occupied by the Greek. In 106 AD the Romans absorbed the Nabatean kingdom, building new roads across Jordan, beautifying cities and fortifying the desert frontier. After the Ottoman Turks were defeated during the Great Arab Revolt of 1916-17, Jordan won independence, first as a British colony in 1923 under Abdullah I and then in 1946 as an independent kingdom.

What is unique about culture of Jordan?

Islam is the majority religion in Jordan with over 92% Sunni Muslim, about 2% Shi'a and Druze Muslim population along with a Greek Orthodox Christian minority of 6% of the population. The official language is Arabic. Other languages spoken include English, French, ItalianÊGerman,Êand Spanish. The culture in Jordan does not impose Islam on the residents. The people are open-minded and tolerant of other religions. They are generally very helpful and act as great hosts and guides since Hospitality is a very important part of their culture.

How is Jordan divided into regions?

Jordan is divided into four regions: Northern Jordan, King's Highway, Eastern Desert and Southern Desert. As the names suggest, Northern Jordan marks the Northern region of the country and Eastern and Southern Desert regions mark the respective regions of the Wadi Rum. King's Highway is the region that extends from Madaba to Petra. It has been named so after an ancient trade route that followed the same path.
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