Anyone who visits the impressive ancient Petra and the cinematic Wadi Rum desert is lost in time and in the beauty of the landscape.
They call it the Kingdom of time, but when you are in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, time ceases to matter, as the changing landscapes, experiences and stimuli flow so strongly that each visitor assimilates them at his own pace.
Jordan is not a destination. It’s a journey. Because anyone who visits the impressive ancient city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most cinematic settings in the world and continues to the Wadi Rum desert, with the changing colors of the sand and the Bedouin camel drivers welcoming him, is lost in time and in the beauty of the landscape.
It is no coincidence that these places have been used for the filming of many well-known films (Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones, Rescue, etc.).
Its capital is Amman which maintains its traditional part with markets and local products while developing its modern side where well-known and large hotel chains and shopping centers have been created.
For a spa at the Dead Sea
However, it is not only a desert, Jordan also has a sea. For example, in the city of Aqaba a whole “park” has been created for diving.
But what is different is the Dead Sea, at the lowest surface point on continental Earth, with about 400m negative altitude. There the salt is almost ten times the normal and all the tourist investments that have been made focus on the spas.
Pilgrimage tourism destination
In Jordan of about 10 million inhabitants, 300,000 Christians live, most of them Arabs. In Bethany beyond the Jordan are gathered all the Christian churches.
Thousands of pilgrims and visitors flock to the Holy Land, Mount Nebo from where Moses saw the Promised Land, the hill of the Prophet Elijah, from where the Prophet is said to have ascended to heaven, the city of Mandaba with its mosaic map depicting the whole Agioi Topo and is located in the Orthodox church of Agios Georgios, the ancient city of Gerasa, which has been inhabited for more than 6,500 years and many other important sights connected with the Bible.
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