Mukawir Travel Guide

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Mukawir Things to Do

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    by Vabate Updated Jun 29, 2006

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    Mukawire / Machaerus

    King Herod of Israel built this place about 2,000 years ago. The site is itself is a pile of stones, however it is the place where John the Baptist was beheaded, and thus of significance. Perched on a hill top, you'll have to walk up. Ask the bus driver to wait for you, or else you will be left stranded with goats that may be grazing the slopes.

    There is no entrance fee at the moment.

    Tip: Buy the bus driver a coke, take his picture and make friends with him so that he'll wait. At the very least, he'll have you as passengers travelling back.

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Mukawir Transportation

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    by Vabate Written Jun 29, 2006

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    Machaerus

    From Amman, Abadali Bus Station, take the bus to Madaba for 0.400JD, get off at the bus station. From the Madaba Bus Station, take a bus south to Machaerus - you'll have to change buses. Start early in the morning. Warning: this route is for serious travellers only. If you haven't been to the Middle East, go to Egypt or Turkey first for hazing. Then come to Jordan and try this trip.

    Tips: Buy the bus driver a coke, take his picture and make friends with him so that he'll wait. At the very least, he'll have you as passengers travelling back.

    Alternate transportation: Hire a taxi from Madaba or drive.

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    The hill of Al-Mulawir from the car park

    by blanter Written Apr 22, 2005

    From Madaba, it uis about an hour. Take King's Highway and turn right in Lib. From Lib, it is 22 km at the secondary road. Pass the village of Mukawir and drive till the car park. Form there, it is 10 to 15 minutes ascend by feet. For the last 5 km excellent views from the road.

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