Top 10 things to do in Jordan

Jordan

An Arab kingdom in West Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River, and extending into the historic region of Palestine.

Jordan is a country.

Jordan (/ˈdʒɔrdən/; Arabic: الأردن‎ al-Urdun), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية‎ al-Mamlakah al-Urdunīyah al-Hāshimīyah), is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, and Israel to the west.

After the post-World War I division of West Asia by Britain and France, the Emirate of Transjordan was officially recognized by the Council of the League of Nations in 1922. In 1946, Jordan became an independent sovereign state officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. After capturing the West Bank during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Abdullah I took the title King of Jordan. The name of the state was changed to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 1 December 1948.

Although Jordan is a constitutional monarchy, the king holds wide executive and legislative powers. Jordan is classified as a country of "high human development" by the 2014 Human Development Report, and an emerging market with the third freest economy in West Asia and North Africa (32nd freest worldwide). Jordan has an "upper middle income" economy. Jordan enjoys "advanced status" with the European Union since December 2010, and it is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean free trade area. It is also a founding member of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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Top 10 things to do in Jordan

Salt

Salt
Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride , a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral ...

Jerash

Jerash
Jerash, the Gerasa of Antiquity , is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate , which is situated in the north of Jordan, 48 kilometres north of the capital ...

Ma'an

Ma'an
Ma'an is a city in southern Jordan, 218 kilometres southwest of the capital Amman. It serves as the capital of the Ma'an Governorate. Its population approximately 50,000. Civilizations with the ...

Aqaba

Aqaba
For the town in the West Bank, see Aqabah, West Bank. Aqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is the largest ...

Azraq, Jordan

Azraq, Jordan
Azraq is a small town in the province of Zarqa Governorate in central-eastern Jordan, 100 km east of Amman. The population of Azraq was 9021 persons in 2004.The Shaheed Mwaffaq Air ...

Amman

Amman
Amman , is the capital and most populous city of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the ...

Ajloun

Ajloun
Ajloun, also spelled Ajlun, is the capital town of the Ajloun Governorate, a hilly town in the north of Jordan, located 76 kilometers north west of Amman. It is noted ...

Irbid

Irbid
Irbid , known in ancient times as Arabella or Arbela, is the capital and largest city of the Irbid Governorate. It also has the second largest metropolitan population in Jordan ...

Ma'an Governorate

Ma'an Governorate
Ma'an is one of the governorates of Jordan, it is located south of Amman, Jordan's capital. Its capital is the city of Ma'an. This governorate is the largest in the ...

Al Karak

Al Karak
Al Karak , also known as just Karak or Kerak, is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. The castle is one of the three ...

Zarqa

Zarqa
Az-Zarqā is a city in Jordan located to the northeast of Amman. Zarqa is the capital of Zarqa Governorate. Its name means "the blue one".GeographyZarqa is located ...

Tafilah

Tafilah
At-Tafilah , also spelled Tafila, is a town with a population of 39,000 people in southern Jordan, located 183 kilometers southwest of Amman. It is the capital of Tafilah Governorate. ...

Amman Citadel

Amman Citadel
The Amman Citadel is a national historic site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan. Known in Arabic as Jabal al-Qal'a, , the L-shaped hill is one of the ...

King Abdullah I Mosque

King Abdullah I Mosque
The King Abdullah I Mosque in Amman, Jordan was built between 1982 and 1989. It is capped by a magnificent blue mosaic dome beneath which 3,000 Muslims may offer prayer. ...

Roman theater

Roman theater
Roman theatre may refer to:Theatre of ancient Rome, the theatrical styles of Ancient RomeRoman theatre , the theatre buildings of Ancient Rome ...

Jordan Archaeological Museum

Jordan Archaeological Museum
The Jordan Archaeological Museum is located in the Amman Citadel of Amman, Jordan, built in 1951. It presents artifacts from archaeological sites in Jordan, dating from prehistoric times to the ...

Wakalat Street

Wakalat Street
Wakalat Street sometimes spelled as Al-Wakalat Street, is a street in Amman, Jordan, in the district of Sweifieh. The street was rehabilitated in 2007. The project included paving the street, ...

Mango House

Mango House
The Mango House is a building in Amman, Jordan. Situated on Mango Street, the house looks out toward Jabal Akhddar on the other side of the valley that is downtown ...

Petra

Petra
This temple carved into a cliff wall was originally built in the 1st century as a mausoleum, and legends said it held great treasure