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  • amman general info

    Amman Favorites

    ever went to a restaurant and find out that there service is not as good as you thought! or the food was not that good now you can see real Reviews from real people about Amman top restaurant @ http://www.mealadvisors.com

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  • Mosques

    Amman Favorites

    Islam is the state religion of Jordan but there is freedom of worship here as 10 percent of the population are christians of all denominations and a sprinkling of jews, druze and alawites. There are lots of Mosques around amman with different designs and architectural styles, mirroring the different periods of occupation of Jordan. The largest of...

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  • downtown

    Amman Favorites

    Walking in downtown Amman can also be another highlights in Jordan. Why?! It was my personal experience: "Welcome,welcome to Amman" "Thank you..."( taking a photo of Amman Library ) "Do you speak Arbic?!" "No, sorry..." "Ah...welcome, your first trip here?!" "Yes...Shukran (Thank you in Arabic)" "Where you from?!" "Taiwan" "Thailand?!" "No no no,...

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  • Roman Theater

    Amman Favorites

    Visit the Theater in downtown Amman. It's about 5JD for a guided tour. It's not necessary, but it was nice. The guide was an old fellow, with very few teeth, but very nice and very knowledgeable. Wandering around the small market that is about 200 meters from the Roman ruins. Several good food stalls there...

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  • No tourists!

    It's a shame for the locals, and a shame for everyone who is missing out on this fantastic country, but an absolute boon for anyone deciding to visit Jordan at this time. I travelled in winter, which is outside the main tourist season, and the weather was beautiful. Sunny every day, and about 15 degrees centigrade. And no tourists!Well a few, but...

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  • Aqaba

    Being at Aqaba, where four countries share a finger of sea, it’s a strange sensation. You are in a Muslim country, watching the skyscrapers of Israel, with Egypt in the background, and Saudi Arabia, at your left, and you understand the miracle of coexistence that the world must achieve to share its resources with so many cultures, religions,...

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  • about mount nebo

    Mount Nebo is a hill near Madaba overlooking Palestine and Jericho in particular. It's where - biblically speaking, Moses was taken after the exodus and shown the Promised Land before dying. I'm not religious but I enjoyed visiting the little church there and the precious mosaics meeting father michael, a friendly franciscan friar from Poland, who...

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  • Stopover tours and the cost

    Your cruise will have a 'shore tour' option and a Tour Director to organise these sorts of things. Whichever travel company the Cruise line subcontracts these tours with is guaranteed to get you back to the ship before departure. Contact your Cruise Company and the Tour Director and get a price. Then come back here for a comparison and advice if it...

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  • Aqaba

    Aqaba is a coastal town in the far south of Jordan. Aqaba is strategically important to Jordan as it is the country's only seaport. The city borders Eilat, Israel, and there is a border post where it is possible to cross between the two countries. Both Aqaba and Eilat are at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba.You can watch my 7 min 03 sec HD Video ...

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  • Petra

    Petra is a historic and archaeological city famous with its rock cut architecture. It dates back to the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans. Now it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi...

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  • Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum is another well-known tourist attraction on the south of Jordan. It is also known as the Valley of the Moon. It is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite at 60 km to the east of Aqaba. It is the largest wadi in Jordan.The area is now also one of Jordan's important tourist destinations, and attracts an increasing number of foreign...

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  • Wadi Musa

    Wadi Musa is the name of a town which is the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra and hosts many hotels and restaurants for tourists visiting this place.You can watch my 5 min 39 sec HD Video Jordan Petra part 7 out of my Youtube channel.You can watch my high resolution photo of Petra on the Google Earth according to the following...

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  • Travel around Jordan

    The friendliness and hospitality of most Jordans is absolutely stunning! We met wonderful people, had interesting chats and were invited to tea, dinner and to stay with their families. In every store you were offered food to try before you buy and everyone was smiling and made you feel welcome.On the other hand you have just as many people who want...

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  • How to connect with people in Jordan

    Hi Jeff,We've been to Jordan twice now. The last time we stayed a few days in Madaba, which is near the airport. Very friendly people everywhere, some nice restaurants. We hired a car with Reliable Cars (see my transportation tip) - and they were, very reliable - give Shuhruf my regards: he drove from Amman to the Death Sea with the spare key and...

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  • Tours in Jordan

    Couldn't find a group tour so we contacted Jordan Direct www.jdtours.com, Ola was our contact. Nothing was too much trouble. Hotels in Petra were very busy due to Easter and we had to make an online booking to get beds but Ola followed up with the hotel on our behalf. We were met at Amman airport by the JD representative and met our driver, Fadi,...

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  • A good book to read before you go to...

    "married to a bedouin" is the truew account of a young girl from new zealand who came to Jordan as backpacker and ended up marrying a local bedouin and never left the place.Margeurite Van Geldermalsen as her name is even spend several years living in a cave with her husband as that was the way many bedouins lived back then when she...

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  • Get a local friend

    Hello,I am a Jordanian living in Jordan, and I think one of the most important things to do before visiting Jordan is to have a couple of local phone numbers in your mobile phone.From my personal experience, I noticed that tourists usually get fooled and tricked with a lot of things, money, goods and a lot of other cases. Taxi drivers for example...

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  • Jordan Visa and booking trip

    If u I want to go to Jordan. and want an agency to take care of ur visa and book my travel to Jordan. ?i think you can do that with your local agency..or u can visit Jordanian emmbessy in your place.

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  • tour in Jordan tips

    hello ...there is some Qustion and answer about travilling in Jordan ..hope will be good 4 u..2)the same day i come from jeruselum it will be sometime in the afternoon is it possible to get a taxi to take us to aqaba (one way)? and how much would it cost? where would i get the taxi? From Amman to Aqaba u need 4-5 hours , pluse 1 houres (or less)...

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  • You might get snow in Jordan.

    In the winter months, snow is a real possibility in Jordan, especially in the more mountainous parts of the country.It's unlikely to stay long though and mostly you can just make a quick little snowball out of it if you are quick, but you should be prepared that it can get cold if you visit Jordan in the winter months.

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  • There are christiians in Jordan too.

    Jordan has a very visible Christian community that accounts for around 6% of the population and apart from the odd little squabble then the christians and the muslim majority get along well and have mutual respect for eachother.You often see churches and mosques right next to eachother for instance.The christian minority in Jordan consists mainly...

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  • Jordan Direct Tours

    We do not work for or are affiliated with Jordan Direct Tours, but we highly recommended them for private tours like the one we adventured on. We have been on a lot of tours through the Middle East and these guys were the best.

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  • Languages

    Arabic is the official language of Jordan. English is widely understood among most Jordanians and could be considered as their second language. French is understood by some, especially in the tourist spots.Tourism is a very important sector of the Jordanian economy, so, no problem of langages here.

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  • Tourism information

    After Virtual Tourist, the official Jordan web site provides a lot of usefull inforamtions for tourism:MapsTourism informations guidesLegislationServices (air lines, transports,...)underMTO - Tourism official siteor Email: contacts@mota.gov.jo

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  • The royal family.

    Jordan is a kingdom and is currently ruled by king Abdullah the second.He took over when his father Hussein died back in 1999.Hussein was a very respected person in the whole middle east and was seen as a good diplomat who managed to get a peace treaty with Israel that is still effective.When hussein died, many feared that the country was heading...

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  • VISA

    Hi When you enter Jordan they usually give you one month in Jordan, And if you like to avoid the Israeli stamp on your passport, so you have to use King Hussein Bridge near Amman ( Allenbi Bridge), where you ask both sides Jordanian and Israeli side not to stamp your passport for 4 times and they will do it on a separate paper. You can stay one...

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  • Free visas - but...

    It is possible (in theory anyway) to get the free ASEZA visa on any frontier. There's a special desk for them at the airport in Amman. The condition is that you must register it in Aqaba at the ASEZA offices within 24 hours of entering the country.This condition is very strictly applied, and you must be there during office hours to do so - so don't...

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  • + + !!! Beware

    Beware when you see ++ after a price.It means that you have to add 10 % service and 16 % GST. So a 100 JOD bill will eventually cost you 127.6 JOD.This is especially common in hotel and restaurant.Retail shops only apply the GST but in that case most of the prices already include the GST.

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  • Don't visit during Ramadan

    Speaking as a non-Muslim, I would suggest not planning a holiday to Jordan during Ramadan. Restaurants are shut down during the daytime, and you're in a situation of both not being able to eat easily during daylight hours and being culturally insensitive by eating if you can. Maybe being there for Eid al Mabarak, the breaking of the fast, is...

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  • Which border in Israel to Cross ?

    . Arriving to Jordan from Israel: Basically there are few options:1. Crossing the border of Eilat to Aqaba, Jordan2. Crossing at Alenbi Bridge Terminal (not far from Jericho)3. Crossing the River Jordan Terminal (near Bet She'an area, in the north)4. Flying to AmmanIf the goal of your trip to Jordan is to see Petra and / Or Wadi RumI warmly...

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  • Israelis in Jordan

    Israelis CAN visit Jordan and are very welcome there (at least according to my experienceas well as of friends i know who said the same).Jordanians Are very warm people and very welcoming, even the soldiers at the border were so kind and nice to us, and that immediately made us feel comfortable there. Many of us carried and unpleasant memories from...

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  • Visit The Unique And Extraordinary Place...

    If You Are In Jordan Don't Forget To Visit The Lowest Point On Earth:The Dead Sea! It Is Called The Dead Sea Because Nothing Lives In It. The Dead Sea Water Is Said To Have Curative Elements For Joints And Muscles Pain. The Mud Is Good For Facial To Keep Your Skin Revitalized Soft And Supple. The Food At Kan Zaman And The Dead Sea Of Course!

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  • Understated Middle Eastern Country

    My favorite thing about Jordan (besides the dramatic topography of rugged mountains and arid wadis) is probably the fact that the sun always seems to be shining there. Or at least it's always shined upon me when I've visited Jordan. How friendly the people are. Jordan's economy is not the greatest. The country depends on tourism for the most part,...

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  • Dont go during Ramadan

    For anyone that actually wants to have a good time in Jordan, DONT go during Ramadan! You wont find much to do here! and no nightclubs is open. You might find some places like Burger King that deliever during the day time, but else it can be hard to find somewhere to get something to eat outside the hotel I dont think I have been sleeping as much...

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  • Petra

    The colours of the rock ranges from pale yellow or white through red to brown...Exploring this ancient town we met many local children (offering stones), very beauteful (as all children are) but very shy. I remember one girl about 8 years, dressed in long white dress, with that deep brown eyes. She was so cute, but she didn't allowe nobody to take...

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  • Petra

    The site is semi -arid, the friable sandstone allowed the peaople of that time to carve their temples and tombs into the rock crumbling easily to sand. Petra - one more view.

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  • Petra

    Petra an interesting ancient town. One, that's "must see"We approached from Acaba and the scenic is really breathtaking. In short - amazing beauty of nature and work of mans hands.

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  • Petra

    A rose - red ancient town, lies about 5 hours south of Amman or about 2 hours north of Acaba, on the edgees of mountainous desert of the Wadi Araba.

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  • Acaba

    Acaba is surronded by rugged mountains that changed colour as the day unfolds. Its ideal location, a pleasant climate and crystal water, make it an ideal place for year round scuba diving and othher water sports.The picture is was taken from hotel's terace. Hotel we stayed in, was very clean, rooms were very comfortable and clear.

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  • Port Acaba

    Acaba is a pleasant modern town in the south of Jordan, by Red Sea . It's also the only port in Jordan. In ancient times it was the main port for shipments from the Red Sea to the Far East.

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  • Leaded or Unleaded ?

    Beware, on May 2005, most of the petrol station in Jordan only have diesel or leaded petrol. This can be a problem as most of the rented car are moreless new and all using unleaded petrol.Things are changing but at the time of writing, few petrol station in Amman have unleaded, one in Petra and one in Aqaba. All the rest only have leaded petrol !

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  • Amman

    Spend as little time in Amman as possible-and preferably do not leave it for last destination as it will ruin the great impressions you will definitely have of jordan. It is loud, dirty, polluted and people stare at you in a strange way...All shops in the suk sell more or less the same things which can also be found in Mecca Mall-a clean modern...

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  • Free visas in Aqaba

    The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA for short) has introduced a special Economic Zone visa for Jordan, to be known as an "ASEZ visa". Anybody arriving in Aqaba, whether at the port, at the airport or from the Arava crossing from Israel can get a free visa for Jordan. There is no obligation associated with this visa, providing they...

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  • Visas and exit tax

    Tourist visas are easily available at any entry point into Jordan except the King Hussein Bridge These are single entry visas and cost 10JD or approx 15USD. You don't need photos, or any document except your passport. Single entry visas are valid for three months from the date you entered the country, but you must "register" them at a main police...

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  • Rocky desert, sandy beaches, blue seas

    Scuba diving at Al Aquba was probably the highlight of this visit. The mad coloured fish, the even madder looking fish...fantastic.Remember while you're in Al Aquba to visit the hookah bars, this is where you can choose from the finest(?) fruit tobaccos to be smoked on an impossibly large hookah. Careful when travelling the streets at night, we...

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