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Amman. Photo: Ken and Nyetta



Originally built on seven hills, but now spreading out over 19, the Jordanian capital is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, yet has a modern feel to it.

Climb up to the Citadel - with its Roman roots - for a spectacular view over Amman, check out the largest Roman theatre in Jordan, and take the time to browse the archaeology museum, which contains the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Hashem restaurant in downtown serves up what locals may claim is the best hummus in the world, there are plenty of upscale restaurants and cafes around the Jebel Amman area, and the city has a lively nightlife scene.

Amman is also a good base from which to visit sites such as the Dead Sea, the mosaics of Madaba, and the beautifully preserved Roman city of Jerash.


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