Visiting places in Jordan was a unique experience that gave me nonstop trills. Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty located on the East Bank of the Jordan River. This country has so much to offer for a traveler. Jordan is unveiled as an extraordinary and antique world of natural treasures and religious harmony. In Jordan, I encountered breathtaking sights!
Amman, the capital of Jordan, has the evidences of the city’s past everywhere and this unique blend of the old and new is fascinating!
My tour guide said that the city of Amman is also referred to as ‘The White City’. He explained that in every part of Amman, one could only find white stone buildings! The outstanding beauty of these white stone buildings is something I marveled at!
Jordan has a rich legacy of ancient handicrafts. The Jordanian crafts include beautiful handmade glass, handy earthenware vessels, skillful basket and carpet weaving, exquisite embroidery and mosaic arts.
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. Its impressive!
One could find plenty of opportunities to shop anywhere in Jordan. Almost everyone understands English and many speak pretty well.
Jordan has a young population with 70 percent under the age of 30!
“I am not a Muslim. I am not a Christian. I’m not a Jew. I’m a Jordanian!” said my tour guide as he introduced himself. Jordan is primarily a Muslim country but the freedom of all religions is well protected.
Since the majority are Muslims, the people of Jordan dress in such a way that covers their body completely. Western women are not subject to these customs. A tourist has all freedom to dress up as they wish but very revealing clothing is never appropriate.
Jordan is a safe haven in the midst of many countries in constant war and conflict!
The Jordanians take pride in welcoming visitors and in showing them around their fascinating and vibrant city. Every single person I met during my trip was really hospitable.
The highest point in the country is Jabal Umm al Dami, at 1,854 m (6,083 ft) above sea level, while the lowest is the Dead Sea −420 m (−1,378 ft).
Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries. From the beautiful city of Amman to the amazing Dead Sea, I believe that the views of this fascinating country is a must-see for people from all over the world!