What distinguishes Jordan? We have 5 exclusive “must visit” sites that are not found in any other country!
Believe it or not, although a small country (89,342 km), Jordan sums up several cultures from countries around the world making it unique.
Jordan has a diverse range of monuments and civilizations that combines East and West, history and religion, wellness and recreational, and of course adventure.
Our 5 Jordan exclusives:
1- Visiting Mars in Jordan – Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum, a natural valley, is located in southern Jordan 250 km south of Amman, capital of Jordan. Wadi Rum is also known as “the valley of the moon” because of its similar terrain.
Wadi Rum is home to some of the rarest desert plants and diverse birds. It lies within the boundaries of the Jismi Desert which considered as one of the most beautiful deserts in the world.
Wadi Rum provides so many activities and adventures! Most notably the Jeep Safari between its mountains, camel and horse riding, viewing its wildlife during the day, and camping under the stars.
Not only is it Mars on Earth, but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2019 the International Astronomical Union announced at an international press conference that the star (WASB-80) would be named Petra and the planet orbiting it would be named Wadi Rum.
2- Petra: One of the seven wonders of the world
Making Jordan even more exclusive is being home to one of the seven wonders of the world: Petra! Petra is also known as “Rose City” because of the color of the stone from which it is carved.
The city of Petra is famous for its rock-carved architecture and its ancient water-draining system.
It is an archaeological and historical city located in the province of Ma’an in the southern part Jordan. Its construction dates to 315 B.C. where it was the capital of the Kingdom of Nabataea and was listed as one of the new seven wonders of the world in 2007.
3- Peace and Stability
Jordan’s unique position has forced it to play a pivotal role in regional security amid turbulent events across the borders of Syria, Iraq, and the West Bank.
According to a CNBC News report, experts believe Jordan’s location has been viewed as a “huge asset” as a “geographical buffer zone” between conflict zones throughout history.
If you want to experience the regions religious, historical, and geographical aspects while staying away from the politically volatile areas, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the right choice for you!
4- Lowest point on Earth: The Dead Sea
Are you bold enough to visit the world of the dead? Then the Dead Sea is for you! It is called “Dead” Sea because it has zero marine life. Not being able to dive into its waters is another unique characteristic. If you try, it’ll just push you back up. Floating is your only option!
The Dead Sea in Jordan is the lowest place on Earth. You’ll definitely feel the difference in air pressure as soon as you visit.
In addition, The Dead Sea contains high levels of calcium and potassium, is characterized by its high salinity, has a salt content of about 34%, represents nine times the concentration of salts in the Mediterranean Sea, and has one of the highest salinity rates in water bodies in the world.
Having no exit beyond the Dead Sea, the salts were produced because the lake is the final destination that flows into it. The Dead Sea basin includes some important archaeological and religious monuments in the region such as Masada, Khirbet Qumran, and the cave of the Prophet Lot. In addition, it is home to the natural
salt formations and has a prevailing climate making the Dead Sea a global tourist attraction, especially in medical tourism sector.
The Dead Sea has thousands of hotel rooms and has been nominated as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Walking around the Kingdom of Jordan, you will notice shop signs and small businesses including authenticity in their names.
Authenticity is considered an important value in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and is reflected in its streets and parks, and even more so in the behavior of its people.
Jordan has well preserved its historical character and thrived in its modern spirit.
It is a melting pot filled with its tribal country, ecological differences, vast deserts, countryside, villages, and modern cities!
Jordan has great diversity due to migrations of Palestinians, Circassians, Cheshan, Syrian, Armenians, Kurds, and so many more. This diversity has made Jordan rich and fertile in all forms, types and rituals of heritages and cultures.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: a twist of modern and ancient and a country that welcomes all.