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Petra. Photo by Nick Rowlands

Overview

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.

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Jordan Articles

The backstory behind Petra, Jordan’s ancient ghost city

11+ of the best places to visit if you are traveling solo

15+ unreal spots to visit on the ultimate Jordan adventure

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

15 facts about Jordan that will surprise you

9 places to visit before they change forever

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

In Jordan, forget Lonely Planet, bring a bible

Your top 20 bucket list trips

How to splurge in Jordan

8 underground cities and tunnels you can visit

7 things I didn’t expect to find in Jordan

Beyond Petra: Jordan’s Ancient Ruins

Elevated Perspective: Jordan From the Air Part 2

Beyond perceptions: A Jordan journey

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

25 stunning images from the ultimate Jordan road trip

20 images of Petra that show just how incredible it is

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