Jordan is an exotic Arab country that is situated in the Middle East. It is flanked by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel and Syria. Its national currency is the Jordanian Dinar, and its capital city is Amman. Cities like Amman, Jerash and Kerak are definitely worth a visit while you are in Jordan. This beautiful country is a unique blend of old and new and manages to straddle both worlds with great aplomb. Jordan is sure to leave you asking for more.
Amman is Jordan’s largest city, its most ancient one, and its capital as well. It is set in the hilly terrain of the North-western region of the country and is spread over nineteen hills. It is a very popular destination for tourist’s thanks largely to its scenic locations and cool climate. World-class food and communication facilities are the backbone of tourism in Amman. It has been able to balance the contemporary culture with its age-old one.
Jerash is another amazingly endearing ancient city. It is located 48 km due north of Amman, Jordan’s capital city and is known to be one of the best preserved and largest Roman cities in the world. You can take a car for rent in Jordan and head for this city that is dotted with remnants of ancient Roman architecture. The paved streets, massive columned structures, fountains, baths, plazas and hilltops adorned with temples are extremely well preserved and give you a glimpse of how the Romans lived, centuries ago. This city was also known as Gerasa.
Al Karak, renowned and widely visited due to its splendorous views of the Dead Sea, is situated to the south of Amman. You can hire a car in Jordan and head for Kerak, which is the capital city of the Karak Governate. The Crusader Fortress is another tourist attraction. The city itself is built on a triangular plateau, and it was once a segment of the Jerusalem Kingdom.
Madaba is a city that lies 30 miles south-west of Jordan and is world-famous for its Umayyad and Byzantine Mosaics. You can rent a car in Jordan and drive to this fifth most populated town of Jordan and revel in the beauty of its world-class mosaics. It gets its name from the Moabite stone. The apostles, the Church of Virgin and the archaeological museum are the place where you can view these fascinating mosaics. No matter which town or city you want to visit in Jordan, simply hire a set of wheels and get set for a treat.
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