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Jordan: 5 places not to be missed

Petra, the desert and the Dead Sea, suggestions and tips for a perfect trip
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Jordan is in fashion! It had begun to be perceived this summer when images of this journey of a thousand and one nights appeared in Instagram's feeds.
The trend does not seem to be decreasing and for New Year, a period in which the climate in Jordan is mild, it will be one of the most sought-after destinations.
From Petra to the Dead Sea through the desert, this mix of magical places is bewitching the whole world.
The question arises: what is there to see in Giorrdania?
Read below to discover the unmissable places.
 

Petra

Petra is one of the oldest cities in the world, datable, perhaps, between the end of the 8th and the beginning of the 7th century with the first Edomite settlements.
Many things to see in this magical place, first of all the treasure.

El Khasneh al Faroun (The treasure)
It is accessed, after a two-hour walk, through the narrow gorge of Siq, and is the first site that welcomes you at the beginning of the city.
A building fused into the rock, a perfectly preserved facade, an example of the high level of civilization.

The monastery
The largest building you'll find in Petra, the journey to get there is long but it's worth it.

Theater
Almost intact, this place gives an idea of the grandeur and quantity of people who once lived in the city.

Petra by night
At night the city is illuminated by hundreds of candles, a show that, together with the Arabic background music, takes your breath away.

What to know:
the site can be visited with horses, camels or on foot. Motor vehicles cannot transit.
 

Strada dei Re (Itinerary from Amman to Petra)

In the spectacular road that connects the cities of Amman and Petra, you can visit unique places related to religion or nature:

Mount Nebo : the place where Moses contemplated the promised land.

Wadi Mujib : the road continues until you reach Wadi Mujib, the Canyon carved by a river, a set of views where the gaze runs on the endless expanses of rock.

Rarak : here you can see the Crusader stronghold of Rarak, scene of the clashes between Saladin and the crusaders.

Piccola Petra : smaller but equally well deserved.


 

Wadi Rum

The lunar desert of Jordan, here you can spend a night in a luxurious tent.
It is a UNESCO heritage.

Dead Sea

Who has never seen pictures of friends or tourists floating in the Dead Sea waters?
Here the waters are 4 times more salty than normal, and you can float freely and make natural muds to redo the smooth skin.

Quseir Amra

Another site listed in the UNESCO heritage, in the middle of the desert you will find a stone castle that preserves the incredible mosaics that alone are worth the trip, the location does the rest.

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