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Tourist Attractions in Jordan

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Jordan

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About Jordan

People settled the territory of present-day Jordan several thousand years ago, and monuments from all major historical periods have survived to this day. On its expanses one can see both rock paintings and ancient cities of Greeks, Romans and Arabs. The castles-fortresses of the times of the Crusades are perfectly preserved. The desert is a real attraction of Jordan. Many monuments are located on its spaces and allow you to examine cultural artefacts, while studying the life of Bedouins, admiring the local landscapes. Many places in the kingdom are associated with Christian religious culture, mentioned in biblical stories. They attract many pilgrims.

Top-22 Tourist Attractions in Jordan


Jordan’s largest city, the capital. It has a centuries-old history and many of its monuments, some of them in the walls of the archaeological museum. It is located in close proximity to the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is of great economic importance for the country, a centre of industry.


41397 reviews
A unique ancient structure – a city in the rocks. Ancient Petra was the capital of a wealthy kingdom that collected tribute from caravans carrying spices. It was gradually ruined when trade routes became maritime. An example of unique architecture, it is full of all kinds of mysteries. The unique landscape and buildings have been made into films many times. It is the most popular attraction in Jordan.

The Treasury

11540 reviews
Petra’s most impressive building. A mausoleum carved entirely in rock. Perfectly preserved, although the facade has the greatest artistic value and expression. Spielberg filmed one of the Indiana Jones films here.
Open time
Monday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dead Sea

9342 reviews
A huge salt lake, the water and silt deposits create a therapeutic effect. There are many resorts on the Jordanian seashore that use sea water for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. It is a popular holiday destination for locals and tourists.

The Archaeological Site of Jerash

19402 reviews
Pompeii Oriental is a well-preserved remnant of an ancient city. All the architectural buildings date back to the times of the Roman Empire. There is an archaeological museum, almost every day there is a theatrical performance based on Roman military plots, all July the city is the site of the festival of arts. It is the second most important attraction in Jordan after Petra.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Umm Qais

An ancient city built to repel military attacks. For about five thousand years there are traces of civilisation on the site. Famous under the Greeks and because of the Greeks. Destroyed by an earthquake. The ruins are diverse: church, amphitheatres, forum, some of the buildings are restored. There is a functioning archaeological museum. The hill offers a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

Umm el-Jimal

The remains of the buildings of a Greco-Roman city. It is called the Black Pearl of the Desert, as the buildings are made of black basalt – a rarity in ancient architecture. The buildings are not badly preserved for their age, among them there are two and three-storey buildings. The basalt desert begins next to the city.


Jordan’s only seaport and resort. Located on the Red Sea coast, the coastline is almost 30 kilometres long. Sandy clean beaches and richness of the underwater world make Aqaba a popular resort and diving centre. Developed tourist infrastructure, many hotels of different price categories.

Amman Citadel

19306 reviews
The remains of an ancient settlement that was primarily defensive in nature. It is located on a hill above the city, on Jebel al-Qalaa Hill. The ruins of an ancient basilica and the Umayyad palace park are located nearby.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Roman Theater

18540 reviews
The most important monument of Roman civilisation in the world, one of the most valuable historical monuments in Jordan. A huge, well-preserved amphitheatre carved into the rock. It still regularly hosts cultural events (concerts, festivals). Its capacity is 6000 people.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Jordan Archaeological Museum

418 reviews
It is located on a hill next to the Citadel. The collection is significant, represented by monuments from all eras of civilisation, starting from the Neolithic period. The individual collections of sculptures and jewellery are particularly good.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wadi Rum Protected Area

11623 reviews
The desert is grandiose in terms of area and expressiveness of landscapes. The landscape is uneven: there are mountains, gaps, crevices. Reddish sand and other rocks have created a bizarre landscape, which has been repeatedly used by cinema. “The Martian” was filmed here. The place is famous for preserved rock paintings of ancient people. Now the desert is inhabited by Bedouins.

Mount Nevo (Sky)

A famous biblical mountain, the site of the supposed death of the prophet Moses. To commemorate this event, a memorial complex was built on the top of the mountain and restored by archaeologists. Now there are memorial signs, Byzantine church with fragments of ancient mosaics. It is popular with pilgrims and tourists.

Jordan River

3921 reviews
It flows into the Dead Sea, separating Jordan and Israel. The main waterway of the country. It is mentioned many times in the Bible. It was in the waters of this river that Jesus was baptised. A place of active pilgrimage. Along its banks and in its immediate vicinity there are many historical monuments of different time periods.

Ajloun Castle

9475 reviews
It was built in 1184, on top of a mountain, to protect the local mines. It is a powerful military structure, a real fortress. The castle is surrounded by forests, and from the upper observation decks you can see Jerusalem. The castle has an archaeological museum.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM


1315 reviews
Crusader castle, located near Petra. Their last stronghold in the Holy Land. After the expulsion of the Knights, it fell into disrepair and gradually collapsed. Many buildings are in ruins, on some of the buildings you can see ancient inscriptions. Unique location, allowing you to enjoy the incredible surrounding panorama.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Kerak Castle

7518 reviews
A legendary defensive building at an altitude of about 1000 metres. It is multi-storeyed, with a real labyrinth inside. It is of historical value, and an archaeological museum is open on the territory. The town of the same name has grown around the fortress, which is attractive for tourists.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Qasr Al-Harranah

1621 reviews
About 30 well-preserved buildings of different purposes in the desert. Caravanserais, baths, hunting lodges of the nobility – each of the palaces fulfilled its purpose and had a corresponding architecture. In the palace, a former bathhouse, there are frescoes unique for the Muslim culture, partially restored.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Dana Biosphere Reserve

1446 reviews
Located on the slopes of the mountains, it includes several geographical zones, with appropriate vegetation in each. The territory is vast and the flora and fauna are extremely diverse. An excellent place for hiking, especially in spring. Mountain biking is also possible. There are several trails in the reserve, it is better to pass them with guides. Accommodation options in the reserve are varied (hotels, camping, guesthouses).
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Wadi Mujib

1717 reviews
Created in the Wadi Mujib Gorge, close to the Dead Sea. The unique landscape – mountain massifs, gorges with a river flowing between them. The reserve creates its own microclimate and is home to many birds, there is a variety of vegetation (more than 400 species). There are routes and campsites for tourists.

Ma'in Hot Springs

6916 reviews
Thermal mineral springs, flowing down waterfalls from a height of 30 metres. The healing properties of this hot water have been known since ancient Roman times. There is a spa centre and a clinic nearby that uses the water from the springs for its treatments.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Dive Aqaba

58 reviews
The opportunity to dive with experienced instructors at several dive centres to choose from. One of the main attractions for tourists in the city. The Red Sea is rich in inhabitants and picturesque reefs. Turtles, octopuses, exotic fish – all can be seen and observed in a natural environment.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM