Jordan: Back to the Movie Sets

Imagine a country where you can see all the shades of red… One day you are in the middle of a desert, the other day you are diving into a deep blue sea and discover the great underwater world… You might think that it is another planet; but in fact it is Jordan!

Jordan has a lot to offer… Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world. Wadi Rum is a UNESCO World Heritage site, consisting of a various desert landscape such as narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, etc… Red Sea offers such rich underwater world. And Dead Sea, of course, promises a great healing power of salt…

Jordan hosted great movie sets such as Indiana Jones, Martian, etc… So, while traveling in this country, I felt like I was in one of those sets… This country both surprises and glamourizes you. Now let’s get into it a little bit and discover how it is so powerful on the visitors…

Amazed by the “Rose city”

Petra, by itself, is the biggest reason to visit Jordan. Dating back to 2200 years ago, it challenges time. In Greek, “Petra” means “rock”. Thanks to the color of the rocks, it is also called “Rose City”. The structure of the rocks constitutes such an amazing architecture. During the day, as the angle of sunlight changes, the perception of the town changes as well. El-Hazne is the most iconic construction in this old town. To reach this construction, you have to go through the “Sig” which is a narrow canyon, which will definitely amaze you. So vivid and stunning… Then El-Hazne welcomes you with its stupendous look and amaze you one more time.

Watching the sunset in Petra is definitely a must-do. The other must is visiting the town during the night. All the town is enlightened by thousands of candles. You go through these candles and meet Petra all over again. But if you want to see Petra during night, you should keep in mind that it is only possible for three days in a week. So, you should check it before you arrange your trip.

What else…

– Located in 60 km east of Aqaba, Wadi Rum is another rare beauty that you will just love… It is also called “Valley of Moon”, because it looks like a moon when you look at it from above. It gives you some kind of an eternal feeling.

– Safari in Jordan is also so much fun! You can do safari both with jeeps or camels. Either way, try to absorb the colors into your brain as much as you can. To be honest, there is no way to describe that beauty neither with the photos nor with the words… So take as much time as you want and enjoy the view with the bare eyes…

– Aqaba has a coast on Red Sea. Most of the people come here just to discover its underwater world. There are more than 20 diving points and they are open all the year round.

– Don’t miss your chance to visit Dead Sea. With a high salt rate, this lake is considered curative. So most of the people go there to heal. There are healing rituals held around the lake.

– You will definitely enjoy the food in Jordan, especially if you are a hummus lover. You should also give a try to zarb, which is kind of a kebab served with rice and vegetables…

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