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Private Tour: Desert Castle Tour of Eastern Jordan from Amman
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“desert castles” (27 reviews)
“two stories” (2 reviews)
“ancient inn” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The building is visible very far away: looks odd and enigmatic. It is interesting to visit in its intricate structure.

Thank mtlag0
Reviewed 25 October 2017

While called a "castle," as the desert structures in this area are, this one actually looks like it could have been some kind of fortress from the outside. In actuality, while there is some controversy over the exact use of this interesting structure, scholars lean...More

Thank Gypsypirate49
Reviewed 23 October 2017

You should see this "desert castle" with a knowledgeable guide who can provide you with some context and information about this structure and point out the interesting features. It really needs to be experienced: it was interesting to see how the construction was able to...More

Thank franlie1
Reviewed 12 September 2017

There seem to be lots of castles and forts in Jordan and this is a fine example. There are a few information boards dotted around, and this is best seen via a guided tour, which I did, where the history of the castle was explained....More

Thank livelifet0thefull
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

All the desert structures are called "Castle" (actually palace in Arabic). In this case, it is an old hotel on the caravan route to Baghdad. It's in great shape and right off the road. It doesn't take long to see it but it's nice that...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Do not miss this excursion and go as fa as Al Azraq. On the way back take the road to Al Zarqa and you will have the chance to see a couple of interesting ruins.

Thank viola301
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Qasr Al-Kharanah is a fortress completed around 710 AD however its original purpose is debated. The most widely accepted opinion is that it was used as a inn for traders, as the internal design doesn't suggest military use. The structure is extremely well preserved and...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Of the so-called Desert Castles this is the most castle like. Well preserved exterior lying by itself in rather featureless terrain is certainly dramatic and the interior courtyard is very peaceful. Considering that it was built around 1300 years ago the condition is remarkable. Should...More

Thank DougF45
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We saw a few desert castles they were all different but each had its own charm, some were less intact than others but all worth seeing.

Thank Jenniepearson
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Maybe I could say i wouldn't drive just for Kharrana till there, but the area is full of castles and interested Qasrs. We went in alone, on a windy day, and it can be even scared but so good experience. It was one of the...More

Thank andresalvgut88
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