The most beautiful places in Jordan

The most beautiful places in Jordan

The best of Jordan

Jordan is a small country, but still there are many beautiful places in the form of rock towns, canyons, deserts or the unique Dead Sea. Come and see the most beautiful of them

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The Rock City of Petra
30.322, 35.452
1 002 m / 3 287 ft

#1 The Rock City of Petra

Not only impressive rock tombs

The original point of this beautiful rock town was to build burial ground hidden in the mountains - there are so many rock royal tombs. In addition, you can also find here Roman sights. The most famous place in Petra is the tomb - Treasury

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Wadi Rum desert
29.528, 35.439
993 m / 3 258 ft

#2 Wadi Rum desert

The most beautiful desert of Jordan

Orange desert of Wadi Rum is one of the most beautiful deserts of the world. You can find here orange sand dunes, breathtaking table mountains, rock bridges and narow gorges. You can see here herd of camels. Wadi Rum is also famous for sunsets and sunrises.

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Dead Sea
31.559, 35.473
-415 m / -1 362 ft

#3 Dead Sea

Deepest depression of the world

The Dead Sea (- 415m) is an extremely salt lake and at the same time the deepest depression. From the Israeli and Jordanian sides, there are roads around it. You will see here a muddy and arid landscape with unfortunately only a few possibilities for bathing. There is very quickly drain of the whole lake, which is caused by pumping nearly all water from the Jordan River for irrigation. On the Jordanian side there are also famous canyons

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Gerasa - Jerash
32.277, 35.891
573 m / 1 880 ft

#4 Gerasa - Jerash

Beautiful ancient city in Jordan

At the time of its greatest glory, Gerasa was one of the most important cities in the Middle East. Although the earthquake has strongly affected it, yet you still can still admire the remnants of beautiful ancient buildings

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Amman
31.945, 35.928
769 m / 2 523 ft

#5 Amman

The capital of Jordan

Amman, with its two million inhabitants, is not only the main but also the largest city of Jordan. You will find ancient monuments and several large mosques. It stretches over nineteen hills, so you'll find a whole host of exciting prospects.

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Grand Canyon of Jordan
30.178, 35.428
1 557 m / 5 108 ft

#6 Grand Canyon of Jordan

Looking to the Great Rift Valley

The famous King's Highway, which leads to Wadi Musa, the starting point for the world-famous Petra, will take you to the edge of the plateau. The terrain here suddenly drops more than a kilometer down and you can see it up to Israel.

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Al Karak Castle
31.181, 35.702
999 m / 3 278 ft

#7 Al Karak Castle

The most famous Jordanian castle

Al Karak Crusader Castle is both the most famous and the largest castle in Jordan. It is built in a tactical place on a rock surrounded by three valleys. From here leads an important way to the Dead Sea.

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Tala Bay beach
29.409, 34.978
0 m / 0 ft

#8 Tala Bay beach

Best swimming on the Jordan Riviera

Two kilometers long beach along the Gulf of Tala. In the heart of this small bay are luxury hotels. There are also nice public beaches for everyone. The beach has a nice panorama in the form of desert mountains on the horizon. The beach is red colored. Thanks to the pebbles it good idea to use bathing shoes here.

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Jordan Valley
32.35, 35.558
-305 m / -1 001 ft

#9 Jordan Valley

Valley of the Sacred River

The Jordan River Valley forms the border between Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This sacred fertile valley is surrounded by high arid hills. The river flows through the Great Rift Valley to the Dead Sea, so a large part of its basin is located below the surface of the world ocean

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Aqaba
29.528, 35.003
15 m / 49 ft

#10 Aqaba

Metropole of South Jordan

The center of small jordanian riviera, crossroads to three neighboring countries and trading town – this all is Aqaba. Nearly all tourists visiting Jordan stop here, because at least one day of rest at the Red Sea fits to almost any traveler. Slightly more interesting than the local rocky beaches are coral reefs with rich marine life and beautiful mountain sceneries behind the town.

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