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    The flag seen from Wild Jordan
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    Vie from the citadell hill
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  • Not sure if it is good?

    by ahmadiga Written Oct 4, 2011

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  • You'll Thank Me Later!

    by AnnaCityGirl Written Mar 18, 2011

    Favorite thing: If you have no time or money to waste and are too picky to trust others opinions, just go to www.AmmanSnob.com. You'll find the best of everything in Amman so you don't waste any time or money while you are on your trip. Some places have online tours so you can see the place before you go. But everything on there has already been approved for a listing and carefully chosen by foreigners and well-travelled locals so you can't go wrong. I know alot of people who have made all their plans from this site and it made life so much easier. And the site it totally honest and good vibes. You'll feel what I mean when you are on the site. I hope it helps!

    Fondest memory: The Dead Sea, and just meeting the most friendly people. I've been to many places but Amman by far had the most helpful and nicest people. The food and music is great too.

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    Eating and Drinking

    by cheerssweetie Written Sep 13, 2010

    Favorite thing: You will find some fantastic cuisine in Jordan. Try the national dish of mansaf - lamb cooked in herbs and yoghurt - and enjoy at leat one mezze style meal.

    Alcoholic drinks are served in internation hotels and most restaurants. The odd bottle shop - liquor store can be found. Bars and clubs are mostly located around Downtown Amman.

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    Amman - a mix of Mideast and West

    by travellingdan Written Jul 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: Amman is a mixture between the arabic Middle East and the modern West. Coming from al Quds / Jerusalem I missed an old city but liked the relaxed security situation. Jordans in general but Ammanies in particular are very proud but always polite and friendly people!

    Fondest memory: You can theoretically buy very cheap DVD copies in the downtown shopping area - but as it is illegal concerning the international copyright law nobody really does it ;-)

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    White Amman

    by Djinn76 Updated Feb 22, 2005

    Favorite thing: Even if the city itself is quite old, Amman has only recently started to expend geographically. Tha'ts why most of the buidlings are quite recent.

    There is a local rule stating that at least 3 faces of a building have to be covered with the local white stones.
    However, most of the time they are almost completely built of stones. Neighbours would complain if they have to face a non-stones-covered face, their own house would lose some of its value!!

    That's why Ammans is so white and you could admire some wonderful houses...

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    about amman

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 10, 2002

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    amman seen from the citadel

    Favorite thing: In biblical times Amman was known as Rabbath Ammon. When it became part of the Roman Empire its name was changed into Philadelphia when part of Roman Empire, only to become Amman when the Empire collapsed. Today Amman is an ever-expanding city: from the 7 hills upon which it was built, it now sreads across 14 of them (if i remember correctly).

    Fondest memory: walking around downtown - during the day - or at night - and enjoying the distinctive Middle Eastern flavour of this amazing city

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    Amman

    by seratonin Written Nov 8, 2002

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    Vie from the citadell hill

    Favorite thing: Amman has probably not so many touristic sites than other cities in the region, for example Jerusalem or Damascus. But the city is altough nice and hospitale. It is a great pleasure to walk up on the citadell hill and look to the plenty other hills on which the town is built.
    Another not to miss place is the Amphitheater and the souq in the region of the theater

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    The largest flag in the world!

    by TheWanderingCamel Written Mar 23, 2005

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    Pride in their country
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    Favorite thing: There is a huge flag close to the Raghadan Palace in Amman. The flagpole is 123 meters high and the Flag is 80 square meters..

    It is very impressive and can be seen from far aound.

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