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Amman is the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (population 2.1 million). Amman forms a great base for exploring the country and does, in fact, hold a few items of interest to the traveler. The city is generally well-appointed for the traveler and the people are very friendly. Amman,  holds many surprises for the visitor. Anything can be found in Amman if one asks. Visit Amman's Roman Amphitheatre or study in the University of Jordan or stay in the luxurious Marriott. Malls are abundant in Jordan. With new construction in Abdali, in a few years the traveler could eat in the most high-end restaurant, study in the American University of Jordan, stay in a five star hotel or shop in massive malls, all a few metres from one another. Amman is experiencing a massive change from a quiet sleepy village to a bustling metropolis. Amman's roads have had a reputation of being very steep and narrow in some of the underdeveloped parts of the city but now the city has state of the art highways and paved avenues. New resorts and hotels dot the city and there are many things for the traveler to see and do. Use Amman as a staging point for travels to nearby cities and settlements in Jordan.

Although the capital of a diverse kingdom, Amman is not what one would call "packed" with things to see, making it a great gateway to explorations further afield. Even so, the city does hold a few items of historical and cultural interest (allow maximum 2 days to see them).

The Roman Theatre.  A folklore museum and popular culture museum. a Roman-era Nymphaeum - an Ammonite-era watchtower

The Citadel (Jabal al-Qal'a) - located in the centre of both ancient and modern Amman. the Temple of Herakles - Roman period remains
The Byzantine Church - dating to the 5th-6th centuries
The Ummayad Palace - situated in the northern portion of the Citadel, entrance JD2. Offers a great view of Amman.
The National Archaeological Museum - situated on the Citadel, the museum is a small but interesting collection of antiquities from all over Jordan including some of the fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Darat al Funun or 'small house of the arts' in Jabal el Weibdeh, overlooking the heart of Amman, is housed in three adjacent villas from the 1920s (and the remains of a sixth-century Byzantine church built over a Roman Temple), it has a permanent collection and also holds changing exhibitions. In the same area there are other small art galleries and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts.
Rainbow St. near the 1st Circle in Jabal Amman is an interesting area to walk around and explore, it is named after the old Rainbow Cinema which is now out of use, but the area has been recently experiencing a revival with many of the old houses being restored and put into use, in the area there are some cafes and bars including Books@cafe and Wild Jordan both with great views, a Hammam, the Royal Film Commission which sometimes holds outdoor screenings on its patio and some interesting small shops. The cultural scene in Amman has seen some increased activities, notably cultural centers and clubs .

It is highly advisable to see the sunset from the view point near the Citadel. But pay also your attention to the time of the muezzin call ( for prayers ) . If you listen to it from the view point, where the whole city lies before you, you get the unforgettable acoustic impression. Due to accelerated growth the past several decades, the styles of living differs considerably as one travels from east to west throughout Amman. Visitors desiring to experience "Old Amman" should explore the central downtown, or Balad, which features numerous souqs, shops, and street vendors. Besides touring the city, shopping is also advisible for the traveler. The City Mall is your best bet. The Mecca Mall, the Abdoun Mall, and the Plaza Mall are all large shopping centers scattered across Amman; you may also want to check out "Sharia'a Al Wakalat" (Brands Street). For night clubs and bars visit the cosmopolitan West Amman where many Western and American franchises operate here. Abdali, a section of downtown Amman, is being transformed into a magnificent center for tourists and natives alike. The plan includes a broad pedestrian boulevard where visitors can shop, eat, or do numerous other activities.

Amman makes a convenient base for day trips to:
Madaba
Jerash (and Ajlun)
the Dead Sea (including Mount Nebo and the Baptism Site at the Jordan River)
Wadi al-Seer - A region to the west of Amman, it is a small valley leading down towards the Dead Sea. Nearby is the al-Bassa Springs, the source of the valley's river. Above the spring is the al-Deir monastery. It's a 20 minute climb up to the monastery.
Trips to Petra , Wadi Rum & Aqaba are possible to make from Amman on overnight basis , you will need to spend at least one night in each city , and it takes 4 to 5 hours drive from Amman .

Amman Flights & Airports : Most travelers to Amman (and to Jordan) will arrive via Queen Alia International Airport. For most western visitors, entry visas to Jordan can be purchased at the airport, if not already obtained from a Jordanian consulate overseas. The price of visa is 10 Jordanian Dinars ($15); queue first at the line that says 'visa', and then move over to the passport line. Money exchange is available before passport control, ATMs after customs.

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See Also : Jordan Travel Guide Amman Tours -  Petra Tours -   Jordan  : Cultural Heritage, Ancient & Historical Sites


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