Jordan

Officially called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan is a country located on the east bank of the River Jordan. Amman, the capital of Jordan, was known in Biblical times as the home of the Ammonites.

Jordan is rich in both archaeological and natural beauty. You can scale the cliffs at Wadi Rum, dive the reefs of the Red Sea, get baptized in the same spot as Jesus, float in the Dead Sea, and lose yourself in the rose red city of Petra. Almost half of Jordan is covered by the Arabian Desert. Travel into the arid landscape and find fortified castles, ornate churches, and desert citadels.

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Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Jordan Petra, Jordan To make the most out of your next visit to Jordan, you need to read this list of things to know and watch out for.

Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan

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Tourism website: Visit Jordan

Time zone: UTC/GMT +03:00

Currency: JOD – Jordanian dinar

Official language: Arabic

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 5

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