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Things to Do in Jordan

Want to know some of the standout things to do in Jordan? Then have a look through our handpicked suggestions below...

1. Al Khazneh, Petra

The treasury building in this ‘rose red city, half as old as time’, is one of the most awe-inspiring structures in the world. Reckoned to have been built around 100 BC, it has featured in several big Hollywood movies, most notably perhaps, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

2. Hammamat Zarqa Ma’in

These hot springs sit below sea level and are the site for a number of spas notable for their natural health treatments. The area has been popular with spa tourists since it was occupied by the Romans over 2000 years ago.

3. The Dead Sea

This famously lifeless sea attracts visitors for its rejuvenating high salt and mineral content. At 420 meters below sea level, it’s held to be the lowest point on the earth's surface, and floating on its surface is one of the more unusual – and relaxing! – experiences imaginable.

4. The Temple of Hercules, Amman

This large Roman structure was constructed between 162 and 166 AD. Larger even than its equivalents in Rome, its huge standing columns are one of the more impressive sights in the country.

5. Montreal Castle, Edom

This 12th century fortress (also known as ‘Shaubaq’ in Arabic) is one of a series of dramatic Crusader castles that dot the Jordanian landscape.

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