Petra. Photo by Nick Rowlands

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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a small, accessible, though not particularly cheap, country in which to travel.

The huge Nabatean and Roman archaeological site of Petra really does live up to the hype, and will appeal to people who love rugged, natural beauty and hiking, as well as to history buffs. Lawrence of Arabia described the mountains and orange/pink sands of Wadi Rum as “vast, echoing and God-like”; Jerash is one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world, and the Dead Sea one of the strangest natural wonders.

The inhabitants of the capital, Amman, claim Hashem restaurant serves the best hummus in the Middle East.

We have articles about the mosaic map of the Holy Land in Madaba, how to volunteer in Jordan, where to find modern art in Amman, and why you should take a Bible as your guide rather than a Lonely Planet.

Jordan Articles

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team
1

15 facts about Jordan that will surprise you

by Anna Cooban
3

9 places to visit before they change forever

by Morgane Croissant
1

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola
3

In Jordan, forget Lonely Planet, bring a bible

by Baxter Jackson
10

Your top 20 bucket list trips

by Joshywashington
3

How to splurge in Jordan

by Hal Amen
3

8 underground cities and tunnels you can visit

by Michelle Schusterman
9

7 things I didn’t expect to find in Jordan

by Hal Amen
1

Archaeologists just used satellites and drones to find a huge hidden monument at Petra

by Matt Hershberger

25 stunning images from the ultimate Jordan road trip

by Scott Sporleder

20 images of Petra that show just how incredible it is

by Scott Sporleder
1

Petra from the air

by Matador Media House

Jordan at ground level

by Jeremy Ullmann
1

6 reasons why you should visit Jordan NOW!

by Matador Media House
3

17 little things you miss after leaving Jordan

by Barbara Litzlfellner

11 beautiful photos to make you wonder why you haven’t visited Jordan yet

by Michael Bonocore
5

Jordan from the air

by Matador Team
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