10 Things you never knew about Jordan

So its summer time, time when you travel and discover new things around the world, and your next destination should be Jordan, and here’s WHY.

10 things you never knew about Jordan:

1. It’s safe for tourists
Well, Jordan may happen to be located in between unstable countries, but yet Jordan is stable as a mountain, cause Jordan is a loving nation, where everyone is welcomed, despite of what surrounds us, we in Jordan just go with it.

2. People in Jordan are warm and friendly
People in Jordan are amazing, friendly, welcoming and actually extremely nice, you never get lost there’s always someone to help
You can actually stay in some families places instead of hotels for a small amount of money

3. Food is GOOD
Eat like a king, YES a king Mansaf! Magloobah, all kinds of pickles, hummus, falafel, fattoush and many more awesome foods you can try here Jordan, and don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian you still have variety of options to explore as well

4. There’s more than Petra and dead sea
Jerash, Ajloun, the moon valley aka Wadi Rum, red sea, mount nebo and dozens of amazing places to see in Jordan, a lot of new memories to make and experiences to live!

5. Best adventures and hikes
Jordan is known for its good weather around April to September, where you can hike in Jordan’s adventurous wadis (Valleys), climb rocks and go down mountains, cliff dive, bungee jump, sky dive, float on the dead sea and A LOT more.

6. Night life
Living up to its reputation as a modern nation, Jordan’s nightlife thrives. After the sun goes down, the streets light up with every color under the sun and laughs echo from the coffee houses, bars, and restaurants.

7. You can see all in one trip!
You can visit Jordan in one week, 10 days max, and before you go there get your Jordan pass which will save you loads of tourism sites entrance fees.
From Um qais in Irbid to the shores of red sea in Aqaba, every inch of Jordan is wroth to be seen.

8. Camping under the sky
Camp with the Bedouins in Wadi Rum, Under the sky where you can see thousands of stars crystal clear away from all pollution,
Detach from reality..  where you feel you’re in a different time.

9. Holy places
Regardless of your believes, Jordan is filled with with holy places like mount nebo, baptism sight, loads of churches, mosques and maqamat.

10.  Street art
while you’re walking in Amman’s old street, is high likely you’ll run by musicians and artists playing music, painting walls and singing in the streets.

Jordan in words

Jordan in words!

Jordan is named after the Jordan River, where Jesus  have been baptized, is defined by ancient monuments from different eras, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City”

King Abdullah, who is currently ruling Jordan, is married to Rania al-Abdullah of Palestinian origin. He is the first king of Jordan who has never had more than one wife. They have four children: (Crown) Prince Hussein (born 28 June 1994), Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem (fun fact Prince Hashem shares a birthday with his dad).

Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, the capital, Amman, is Jordan’s most populous city as well as the country’s economic, political and cultural center.

You can see a beautiful mix of cultural in Jordan, where you can find the beautiful Bedouins with their traditions north and south the country, where people live simple Bedouin lives along with farms and big traditional houses.

Jordan has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic period. Three stable kingdoms emerged there at the end of the Bronze Age: Ammon, Moab and Edom. Later rulers include the Nabataean Kingdom, the Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire.

Petra, one of the world’s new 7 wonders originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved, visiting Petra is one experience you can never relive anywhere else, starting from the siq where you walk between two reddish stoned mountains, until you reach the treasurer which is a spectacular art piece carved in pink stones, trust me when I say I have seen many beautiful things, but nothing was compared to the moment I saw the first glance of the treasurer!

Along with this, Petra has many beautiful places you need to see, (qaser el bnet, el mudarraj, and Indiana johns) and always remember there is so much more to a site than what we can see in confines of a screen or read in black and white letters on a page.

Along with petra, there many magical places in Jordan that are a must go destinations! stay tuned for more articles about the beautiful Jordan!

 

Jordan Tours and Travel team,