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Jordan, is a country in the Middle East. Almost completely land-locked (save for a small outlet on the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba and a frontage on the Dead Sea), Jordan is bordered by Israel and the West Bank (Palestinian Territories) to the west, by Syria to the north, by Iraq to the east and by Saudi Arabia to the south. Jordan is perhaps the most alluring destination in the entire Middle East. Small in size, easy to move around and packed with natural drama, this enticing little country is one of the region’s biggest gems. Many travellers visit Jordan with its history in mind and understandably so. Voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the 2000-year-old ‘lost city’ of Petra, capital of the Nabatean civilisation, stretches up out of rose-red sandstone cliffs, the jewel in Jordan’s cultural crown and the primary lure for many a traveller since its appearance in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

It’s not just the magnificent Petra that entices the visitor: Jordan is steeped in stories from the distant past, with the majestic relics to prove it. Look – here’s the spot where John baptised Jesus at Bethany-by-the-Jordan. Elsewhere, follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia from his headquarters fort at Azraq, through to the deserts of Wadi Rum, where the movie was filmed. Soak up the therapeutic benefits of a visit to the Dead Sea, trek along routes that were mentioned in the Old Testament, take in the view of the Promised Land that was revealed to Moses, and gaze out over a landscape that still has the power to evoke biblical splendour.  The landscapes will live with you long after you return home. For a country that is 85% arid desert, Jordan can wow with snow-capped mountains in the north around the Ajloun forest, plunging ravines such as Wadi Mujib, a mini-Grand Canyon, reaching 4km (2.5 miles) from rim to rim and more than 500m (1640 ft) deep, and epic deserts of golden dunes or rocky basalt. Go on wildlife safaris in the nature reserves, and make sure to stay with the desert-dwelling Bedouin tribes, who offer hospitality in tents still made of traditional black goat hair.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has fuelled much modernisation, particularly in the capital Amman. With new hotels, upmarket bars and restaurants and a strong sense of its diverse cultural heritage, Amman is no longer just a base from which to explore the ancient sites, but an attraction in its own right: urbane, cultured and outward-looking. Jordanians are well known of great hospitality.  Everywhere you go you’ll hear words of welcome – heartfelt, not contrived – and you’ll often be invited into the shops or homes of strangers for glasses of hot, sweet tea and good conversation. In Jordan, it’s almost always borne simply of an interest to engage with a visitor, and to forge a friendship. As the Jordanians say, “Ahlan wa sahlan!” – come in and make yourself at home.

Jordan Cities & Attractions :
Amman — capital of the kingdom
Ajlun — a hill town in the north of Jordan, noted for its impressive ruins of the 12th century castle which known nowadays as Ajlun Castle.
Aqaba — located on the Gulf of Aqaba / Eilat, with links to the Sinai and the Red Sea
Irbid — second largest metropolitan area in the north of the kingdom
Jerash — one of the largest Roman ruins in the Middle East
Kerak — site of a once-mighty Crusader castle
Madaba — known for its mosaic map of Jerusalem
Salt — ancient town which was once the capital of Jordan
Zarqa — third largest metropolitan area of the kingdom

Other Destinations :
Azraq — Oasis in the desert, an illustration of how water brings life even at places like a desert
Dana Nature Reserve — Stay in a village little changed since the 15th century, enjoy unforgettable hiking in an offshoot of the Great Rift.
Dead Sea — The lowest point on earth and the most saline sea
Desert Castles — 5 castles spanned in the Eastern Desert. These castles once were getaway for Kaliffs from the Omayyad Period
Petra — Jordan's top attraction, an ancient city carved out of sandstone and one of the new 7 Wonders.
Wadi Rum — barren, isolated and beautiful, granite cliffs contrasting with desert sand

Jordan Flights & Airports : Jordan's national airline is Royal Jordanian Airlines. In addition, Jordan is served by a number of foreign carriers including BMI, Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates and Delta Airlines. Low-cost airlines Sama and Air Arabia fly between Jordan and destinations all over the Middle East.  Queen Alia International Airport is the country's main airport. It is 35km south of Amman (on the main route to Aqaba). You should allow 45 minutes to reach the airport from the downtown Amman, approximately 30 minutes from West Amman. In addition to Queen Alia, Jordan has two other international airports:
Marka International Airport in East Amman (serving routes to nearby Middle Eastern countries, as well as internal flights to Aqaba). King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.

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