Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Jordan, Asia

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Jordan, Asia

Jordan formally called as Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Middle East and Jordan is situated on the banks of River Jordan. Jordan is gradually developing and the economy of Jordan mainly depends on tourism, trade and small industries located in the city, various goods are exported from the country to various parts of the world and it has been classified as upper middle income country by the World Bank. Jordan shares the border with Iraq, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Dead Sea and capital of Jordan is Amman located in the centre of the country. Coordinates of Jordan is 31.9277° N, 35.8793° E.


History of Jordan:

Jordan is a historical country and various monuments and ruined forts are found in the country and Jordan was ruled by Edom, Moab, Ammon, Pharaonic Egypt and Ottomans kingdoms. To retain Jordan region many wars were fought between various kingdoms and during the wars many forts and monuments were destroyed and during the World War I, many tribes of Arab fought to retain Arab from Ottoman Empire and during this war British helped to retain the region. After the independence in the year 1946, Jordan was ruled by King Hussein from 1953 to 1999 though many wars were fought between the neighboring counties to retain Jordan and in the year 1994, a formal peace treaty was signed with Israel and from the year 1999 King Abdullah II is the official king of Jordan.


Tourism in Jordan:

Jordan is a historical city surrounded by mountains and Jordan River and there are few natural sites as well. Jordan is famed for its ruins historical site and there are number of historical sites in Jordan mainly in Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman and Madaba. Visa is not necessary for the Arabic populace, if the tourists are from other parts of the world visa is must and there are two types of visit in Jordan The Normal Visa and the free Aqaba Special Economic zone(ASEZ) and these are available is airports and at Aqaba port.


Food and Culture of Jordan:

Religion and tradition plays an important role in Jordan and country has developed secularism among the populace of the country and Jordan is the second liberal country in Arab after Lebanon. Populace of this country follows European and American music, movies and fashion. Jordanian follows the traditional style of cuisine from centuries and wide ranges of Jordanian cuisine are baking, sauteeing and grilling to stuffing of vegetables, meat, and poultry.


Places to visit in Jordan:

  • The Citadel
  • Roman Amphitheater
  • Ahl Al Kahf
  • Jebel Al Weibdeh
  • Qasr al-Kharrana
  • Abu Darwish Mosque
  • The Treasury (al- Khazna)
  • Monastery (Al Dayr)
  • Siq
  • Petra
  • High Place of Sacrifice
  • High Place via Wadi Farasa
  • Berenice Beach Club
  • Aqaba Marine Park
  • Ahlan Aqaba Scuba Diving Centre
  • Wadi Rum
  • Jordan Tracks
  • Burdah Bridge Wadi Rum
  • Madaba city
  • Dana City
  • Umm Qais
  • Jerash Karak
  • Ma’in
  • Al-Maghtas


Best time to Visit Jordan:

Jordan has semi dry season during the summer and partially cold in winter season and snowfall in Amman. Few tourists visit Jordan during the months of November to March.


How to Reach Jordan?

By Air:

Jordan is served by Queen Alia International Airport and King Hussein International Airport both these airports has good connectivity with various cities in Middle East and other countries globally.

By Sea:

Jordan is served by Aqaba port and Aqaba is only coastal port and busiest port in the country and millions of tourists and pilgrims use this port to reach Jordan.


By Road:

There is no railway facility in Jordan but roads in this country are well developed and maintained and have various transportation facilities available like buses, taxi, car and other local vehicles. If tourists are visiting from neighboring counties they should take visa from the check point.


Where to Stay in Jordan?

There are plenty of accommodation options available in Jordan and majority of hotels are located in Amman, Petra, Aqaba and Madaba, with various amenities to visitors and many hotels in Jordan also offers tourist packages. Luxury hotels in Jordan are listed here below:

  • Four Seasons Hotel Amman
  • Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
  • Inter Continental Jordan
  • Marriott Amman Hotel
  • Millennium Hotel Amman
  • Petra Guesthouse
  • Moevenpick Resort Petra
  • Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort
  • Marriott Petra Hotel
  • Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
  • Moevenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
  • Marina Plaza Hotel
  • Mariam Hotel
  • Mosaic City Hotel
  • Queen Ayola Hotel

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