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Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't expect a castle in the traditional sense as Qasr al-Kharrana was a fortified resting place for traders. There are plenty of rooms and some stairways to explore. Not worth the trip in itself, but coupled with maybe the hunting lodge at Quseir Amra, then...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After about an hour and a quarter's drive out of Amman the "castle" appears in the middle of the desert. 30 - 45 mins is sufficient time to spend there, before going on to one of the other castles n the area

Thank RogerB2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop during the Desert Castle tour from Amman (organized within our Jordan 8 days tour with Jordan Aventura Drivers TO): the castle is very isolated in a desert plane, its state of conservation is very good, so you can admire the...More

1  Thank ele170
Reviewed 26 July 2018

See this in a tour of the various desert castles - not worth the trip on its own but as a day out with the other desert "castles" worth the visit for contrasting with the others and for the various wall and ceiling carvings and...More

1  Thank EleanorStoneham
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We visited this structure as part of a desert castles tour. Not a castle at all, they believe it was an inn. About 75 minutes from Amman, not worth a drive on its own, but interesting stop as part of 1/2 day desert castles tour.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Full of history and a very interesting tour. Having the Bedu experience in a neighbouring tent is a must. Quite a setting!

Thank ashus30
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Good looking from outside. Allot of empty dark chambers. Most of the detailed things is gone But still have a nice structure

Thank myjordaniandriver
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We drove to this fort. Its free to enter. We walked in through a wooden door. There is a brief description on the side of the door about the history of the fort. We walked around the hallway which a very dark. The upper floors...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Historical palace . It's amazing early Islamic palace . I advise you to read about this palace before visit It was used in ummayat caliphate era as hotel and rest station for travelers Best time to visit is late winter and spring But you can...More

Thank Ammar A
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This large building is 4 of the original 7 floors of a desert Caravanserai. Some lovely architectural details. A large courtyard is surrounded by rooms which would have accommodated hundreds of travellers on the Silk/Salt routes.Take care exploring the upper floors, and watch your step...More

Thank Judith S
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