Take a look at our latest blog from the Kingdom of Jordan – stunning photos from some of the country’s most famous spots. Jordan is a land of great diversity and incredible history, with monuments from Roman and Nabatean times. But parts of Jordan are also inhabited today by the Bedouin – traditional people who live today much as they always have. For more on Jordan, click on the logo:
1. Umm Qais
Situated at the very top of Jordan this Greco – Roman city overlooks both the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. It is undoubtedly one of the best and most significant views in Jordan and the Middle East.
Regarded as one of best preserved Roman cities in the world, Jerash’s oval plaza is a fine example of Roman urban architecture.
3. Jerash - colonnaded street
There are approximately 800 columns standing in Jerash and you can still feel the marks left by chariot tracks nearly 2,000 years ago.
4. Mosaic map of Madaba
This cartographically correct map dates back to the 6th Century and was used by pilgrims to the find holy sites and places.
5. Kerak Castle
Perched high on a mountain in southern Jordan the Crusader castle in Kerak was a Christian stronghold.
6. Dana Nature Reserve
Jordan’s flag ship nature reserve, Dana is owned and managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. No trip to Jordan is complete without a night in Dana.
7. The Siq
1,200 meters long this twisty entrance to Petra is probably one of the nicest walks anywhere in the world.
8. The Treasury
The first glimpse of The Treasury, Petra’s most famous facade, is never forgotten and certainly lives up to its expectations.
9. Nabatean Theatre
Chiselled straight from the rock this 6,000 seat theatre gives a glimpse of how busy Petra was in its heyday 2,000 years ago.
10. Royal Tombs
The Silk and Royal tombs in Petra are best viewed late in the afternoon as the sun sets on their facades, turning them from a light pink to a deep ochre colour.
11. The Monastery
The Monastery is the most challenging facade in Petra to reach. The effort of climbing the 800 rock cut steps is rewarded with the view of the Monastery, Petra’s biggest facade.
12. Wadi Rum
Made famous by Lawrence of Arabia, this is probably the most evocative place in Jordan and home of many of Jordan’s Bedouin.
13. The Dead Sea
The lowest place earth at 410 metres below sea level, the Dead Sea is also the world’s biggest natural spa.