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highlights the top touristic places in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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  1. 1. Jordan’s Touristic Attractions • Amman • Petra • Jerash • Dead Sea • Madaba • Um Qais • Aqaba • Wadi Rum • Wadi il Moujib
  2. 2. Amman… Where The Old Meets The New… • Amman is the capital of Jordan, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world • It lays on seven hills, one of these hills is called Jabal il Qala where the ancient Citadel (picture on the left) towers above the city, the major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace • The next ancient sight in Amman is the Roman Theatre ( middle picture ), this theatre was built the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE). The large and steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people, built into the hillside, it was oriented north to keep the sun off the spectators. • The new side of Amman is represented by an area called Abdoun ( picture on the right ), it is one of Amman's centres for nightlife. There are several mostly high-end nightclubs located in Abdoun which are frequented by both local residents of Amman and tourists alike.
  3. 3. One of the World’s Seven Wonders… Petra • A historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. • Also called the Rose City due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved. • Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans.
  4. 4. Jerash Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa Remains in the Greco-Roman Jerash include: - The Corinthium column - Hadrian's Arch - The circus/hippoderome - The two large temples (dedicated to Zeus and Artemis) - The nearly unique oval Forum, which is surrounded by a fine colonnade, - The long colonnaded street or cardo - Two theatres (the Large South Theatre and smaller North Theatre) - Two baths, and a scattering of small temples - An almost complete circuit of city walls.
  5. 5. The Lowest Point on Earth… The Dead Sea Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1,240 kg/m3, which makes swimming similar to floating
  6. 6. Mosaic City… Madaba Madaba’s main attraction is its Byzantine mosaics, drawing many visitors, especially since the creation of an archaeological park. They cover the floors of houses and churches dating from the site’s earliest period of habitation. Nebo Mountain is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 817 metres (2,680 ft) above sea level, mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the River Jordan. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day.
  7. 7. Umm Qais Many visitors come to Umm Qais on day trips from the capital, Amman, roughly 110 kilometres (68 mi) to the south, to see its extensive ruins and enjoy its panoramic views. The Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, Israel, are visible, and just across the valley of the Yarmouk River is the southern end of the Golan Heights - claimed by and recognized as Syria, but under Israeli administration since the Six-Day War in 1967. Mount Hermon bordering Lebanon is visible in the distance on clear days.
  8. 8. Aqaba Aqaba has been an inhabited settlement since 4000 BC profiting from its strategic location at the junction of trading routes between Asia and Africa. The early settlement was presumably Edomite in ancient times.
  9. 9. Wadi Rum Wadi Rum is home to the Zalabia Bedouin who, working with climbers and trekkers. Wadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures–including the Nabateans–leaving their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples. Also known as The Valley of the Moon is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. The name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning 'high' or 'elevated'.
  10. 10. Wadi il Moujib Wadi Mujib, historically known as Arnon, is a river in Jordan which enters the Dead Sea at 410 metres (1,350 ft) below sea level. The Mujib Reserve of Wadi Mujib is located in the mountainous landscape to the east of the Dead Sea, approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Amman.
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