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This is truly in the middle of nowhere and you feel it. Often even in Amma it feels like you are stranded in the desert but visit here. It is gorgeous and so quiet. Very simply built and not much to see inside, it is...More
About an hour outside of Amman is a castle that served as an outpost. The 2-story design is unique. The narrow windows allowed air flow through the rooms and assisted in limiting debris, sand or unwanted objects inside. The short steps allowed for easy climbing....More
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
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
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
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
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.
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