Jordan takes you beyond
Jordan is a country in the African continent, with dry and hot climate, and a great number of monuments of the past. Coming to Jordan means submersion into the old ages and history. Jordan is one of the most visited countries in Africa. The well-preserved attractions of the country include ancient cities and historical monuments. Jerash, the city of columns, is known for its two Amphitheaters, seventeen churches, several well-preserved ancient cobbled streets, framed by columns, which are made in different styles. Other cities of the Roman Decapolis are also popular.
Here are some of the Crusader castles and Mamluk fortresses, the palaces of the caliphs, and a lot of places connected with the Old and New Testaments. According to the legend, it was in Jordan that the prophet Moses saw land for the first time after wandering for 40 years in the desert, and it was here that he found his resting place.
Jordan is the true place of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River and the place of beheading of John the Baptist. Sulphur and mineral springs were once visited by the king Herod the Great. These olive groves, pine and palm trees, these mountains are unlike anything else in the world. Unique natural sites make Jordan an ideal place for recreation. Here, the tourists are often given an opportunity to visit Petra, which is often called in the media one of the wonders of the world. Petra is the most visited and interesting historical landmark in Jordan, included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Petra city remains – palaces, residential buildings, steep stairs, public buildings, cobbled streets – make a lasting impression on every visitor. There are over 800 different sites here, and the vast majority of them are entirely carved in the rock. The first settlements appeared here 4000 years ago. Today, Petra draws a vast majority of tourists visiting the region. This mysterious and fascinating place has the potential to become a destination recognized in the whole world.