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Local Guide – Level 9

We discover new archaeological sites, document and add them to Google Maps.  With over 10,000 contributed photos and dozens of added places, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference and hopefully help travellers, researchers and enthusiasts with the information they need.

  • Deir El-Kattar El-Byzanti

    Ruins of a Byzantine Monastery / Church seating on top of a hill. Where once were waters of the Dead Sea, now it is a deserted landscape.

  • Abu Jaber Caves

    Privately owned Roman/Byzantine Cave with many archaeological artefacts on display. There are also a lot of personal things from several generations.

  • Al-Habis

    A small Crusader Castle situated onside Petra is often overlooked by the tourists but is very unique in its nature and well-worth visiting.

  • Qasr 'Ayn es-Sil

    Another example of Umayyad Desert Castles is situated in close proximity to the famous Azraq Castle.

  • Qasr Deir Al Kinn

    A nice Roman Fortress with one of the walls is still standing tall. There are a few visible crosses on the interior and some writings. Not far from JAWA.

  • Busayra (Bozrah)

    Famous Iron Age administrative and political capital of the Kingdom of Edom (800 - 500 BC).

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The Jordan Museum is one of the best historical museums in Jordan and a must to visit. Stunning expositions, and lots of interesting things to explore, learn and do.

Dead Sea Panorama and Museum – a beautiful complex at the Dead Sea with stunning views. The Dead Sea Museum is very informative and a Lebanese restaurant is open for visitors.

Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery – a beautiful collection of paintings from Amina Mango. Love the colours, perspective and warmness of her paintings.

It is quite a detour to reach Machaerus and then you need to hike to the hilltop to visit the ruins of the fort where John the Baptist was executed. The view of the Dead Sea is stunning from here. Totally worth the effort!

Women’s Cooperative Association and Handicrafts Village. The project was launched in the early 1990s by the Noor al-Hussein Foundation and the Wadi Al-Seer Community Development. A lovely handicraft shop and restaurant with a peaceful atmosphere and homemade food.

Enjoy the spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee from Umm Qais. Important ruins to explore, visit the Museum and take a break at the amazing restaurant there.

Karak Castle – many interesting things to learn and discover. Is this an ancient dumbbell? 🙂 Did they have a gym?

Karak Castle – light hitting the wall in the Keep… Finally took a photo of this famous “mysterious” lighting effect:)

The Royal Tank Museum has a really nice collection of tanks from different eras and countries, very informative and fun for the whole family.

Have you tried a mountain passage from Feynan to Petra? It’s breathtaking! make a stop at the Bedoin Shop and Caffe for spectacular views of the valley.

Visit Royal Automobile Museum in Amman. Look for gate 3 to enter the complex. The museum is not bad with a good collection of motorcycles.

This is what is left of the mosaic floor at the Temple of Artemis in Jerash. Did you know that you can enter the Temple from a side door? Ask the local seller there to show you inside.

Some of Jordan’s most famous attractions opening hours information for your convenience. Consider arriving early to avoid a large number of visitors.

Visiting Jordan and want to save – consider purchasing a Jordan Pass

Umm Ar-Rasas (Kastron Mefaa) is one of 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan. It is worth visiting if not for the Roman fort which is largely destroyed but for the the Byzantine mosaics and Stylite tower nearby.

A very interesting marine aquarium in an otherwise boring Aqaba 🙂 I actually really enjoyed it, lots of unique fish I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Do you think Mujib Chalets is a good alternative to more expensive Dead Sea hotels considering they don’t have a swimming pool and the rooms seem in a poor state?

27 Aug 2022: A heat wave hit Jordan with temperatures in Amman close to 40 C. Be safe, hydrate and try to minimize your outdoor activities between 1 and 4 PM.

Check out this ornament, a part of the Apostles Church’s mosaic floor in Madaba. The ticket is 3 JOD, and covers 4 sites (free entrance for Jordan Pass holders).

A Nabatean stone in the Karak Crusader Castle. What is it doing here, how did it end up being part of the wall?!

Amazing Rock Art, mosaics, statues and other artefacts found at the Qasr Al-Hallabat Museum.

The best place to have lunch during your tour of Desert Castles – Azraq Palace Restaurant. Currently 10 JOD per person (open buffet). Vegetarian dishes are also available.

It is no longer allowed to visit Al Beidha, the neolithic village next to Little Petra by car. You would need to walk about 1km from the parking at Little Petra to reach this amazing site.

Just visited Dar Al-Saraya Museum in Irbid, it’s actually a nice small museum but unfortunately a nightmare to reach it by car. Spent 2 hours going through the traffic in Irbid:(

Is it worth visiting Rehab in Al-Mafraq, the church (actually 3 of them) which is included in your Jordan Pass? Short answer – no, there is nothing interesting or different about that place. Madaba, Umm Ar-Rassas and Jerash are all much better choices.

Added a new 3D image of the Deir El-Kattar El-Byzanti site at the Dead Sea. Check it out here.

The best Korean Restaurant in Jordan – Maroo Korean Restaurant, run by a Korean family living in Amman. You need to call 0777832003 to make a reservation first. Open for lunch and dinner.

How much time do you need to see Jerash? 2-3 hours is enough for a normal pace. By the way, you can exit through the side door here: 32.280819, 35.893803 (Google Maps) and you can take a taxi to go back or have lunch at one of many restaurants nearby.

Can’t find information about certain archaeological sites in Jordan? Check out Mega Jordan – the national heritage documentation and management system.

Was Tall el-Hammam destroyed cataclysmically by a comet impact? You can clearly see a burn layer on the photos. And was it the famous biblical town of Sodom? Check out the 360° image.

Best time to visit Petra? I would say during a pandemic you can take beautiful photos without people in the background and entrance is free of charge 🙂 as it was in 2021. But on a serious note, I’m waiting for winter to catch a moment when it snows in Petra.

Enigmatic site of JAWA. During my recent trip to JAWA, I discovered rock art, dating back to some 3,000 BC. For more photos and info, check out our JAWA Guide.


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