What is Jordan famous for??
A while ago we did a trip to Jordan and since that moment it became one of our favourite places on earth. Although Jordan is a country that is getting really popular, it´s still just known because of Petra. It´s true that Petra is impressive, but there are many other things why you should visit Jordan. From desertic areas, to impressive ruins or amazing old architectures, and even the cities in Petra are beautiful…There are many reasons why Jordan would surprise you in a good way. But if this still not convince you to travel to Jordan, we have done a list of “What is Jordan famous for” so you can learn all about this country and get ready for your trip to Jordan.
Most famous places in Jordan
On our list of “What is Jordan famous for?” we need to add the incredible places of Jordan. Although you cannot miss Petra and its treasury, there are a lot more things to do in Jordan. It would be a crime just visiting Petra. To make easier your trip to the country we are going to help you choosing the places you need to visit. Here is a list of the top 5 places to visit in Jordan:
Amman, the capital of Jordan
We decided to start with Amman as it´s the capital of Jordan. There are high chances to have Amman as your first stop, as it´s the cheapest city to fly to. The city of Amman is one of the biggest in the country. There are beautiful buildings all over the city, but what we enjoyed the most where the viewpoints. There are many up and downs all over the city and many high buildings where you can enjoy amazing views of Amman. Another great ting you can not miss in Amman are their famous ruins and the Roman theatre.
The famous Jerash Ruins of Jordan
The ruins of Jerash are spectacular and for many people one of the best-preserved ruins out of Italy. Some people even compare it with the ones in Pompei… The best news we can give you about Jerash is that it just takes about 30 minutes from Amman. Which means that if you visit the capital you can not miss Jerash, as it is probably one of the best day trips in Jordan.
Visit Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum is Probably the second most famous place in Jordan. A visit to Wadi Rum is a must if you want to explore the desert of Jordan. There are many activities like hot air balloon around the area or riding in light aircrafts, but the truth is that the best experience you can have is a Wadi Rum night camp…You will get to see the stars with beautiful landscape views of the desert.
Petra: One of the seven wonders of the world
As we said, Jordan is famous for Petra. Petra known as the “rose-red city” is one of the seven wonders of the world, and the biggest reason why people visit Jordan. Petra is on a desertic area and surrounded by many rocks and architectures done and built by some of the oldest civilizations on earth. If you are taking a lot of pictures, you will need a long time to see Petra, but one day will always be enough to see this wonder. We recommend you do the hike all the way to the top, it can be a little bit hard, but it´s definitely worth to see it all.
If you´re planning on going, you should know, when is the best time of the year to visit Petra, as you may not want to be there with huge crowds.
The Dead sea of Jordan
Although most tourists would visit the Dead sea in Israel, you can also visit it in Jordan. It´s actually better, because there are not many differences but there are way less tourists. The Dead sea is famous because you can float on it. The temperatures and the level of salt are huge, so you need to be careful. It´s one of the most impressive places in the world, so if you have the opportunity, we really recommend you visiting it.
Jordan´s famous hike:
The Jordan trail
For the ones who are hike lovers, there is a perfect challenge for you: The Jordan trail. As many other countries, like Spain with their famous “Camino de Santiago”, Jordan also has a really new but popular hike. It´s a 402 miles walk, but if you have the energy we recommend you doing it. It´s a walk through the whole country, which means you will be able to not just see the famous places like Wadi Rum or Petra, but also discover all the possible hidden gems in the country!! It goes from Um Qais in the north, to Aqaba in the south.
What food is Jordan famous for?
One of the things Jordan is famous for is its food. Due its location, Jordan food has strong influences from the countries around, from areas like North Africa, Middle East, Mediterranean and Persian. Although there are many local dishes that are from Jordan, there are also some that you will find them in neighbour countries (mostly Egypt). One of the most common “street foods” is the Falafel, you can find Falafel in many Arabic countries, but the one from Jordan is a combination of chickpeas and spices and is one of the best. Other famous dishes are: Moutabel, Labneh and Galayet Bandora.
Jordan people and their hospitality
One of the things we first realized when we visited Jordan was about the hospitality of their locals. The first language in Jordan is Arabic, the second one is English which makes them easier to talk to tourists. Just an example of their hospitality is that Jordan is the largest refugee hosting country per capita. They host refugees from places like Syria, Iraq, Palestine and more. Another good point and a great reason to visit Jordan is the safety. Although Jordan is located in the middle of countries who have had conflicts during the last years, they are the ones who are out of any trouble. And another thing we realized is that Jordan is probably one of the Arabic countries where woman have more rights and possibilities.
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