Travel video about destination Jordan
Many tour organizers will add to their Israeli itinerary a junket to Amman or Petra in Jordan, which is so close but so different from Israel. The Hashemite Kingdom was founded in 1946.
Amman is Jordan’s capital city. The King Abdullah Mosque is the largest in Amman and the most beautiful mosque in Amman. Although only completed in 1988 it is an important symbol of Islam and five times a day the Muezzin calls to the faithful from its Minaret. In 1900 the Ottoman Sultan ordered the construction of the Hejaz Railroad to transport Moslem pilgrims to Medina in the Hejaz Mountains. Around thirty kilometres northwest of Amman is As-Salt the main metropolis of Trans-Jordan up to the First World War.
Saladin built Qal’at Ajlun on a twelve hundred metre high hill in 1184 to be a defence against the approaching Crusaders and also to protect pilgrims on their way to Mecca. A place of great significance for the Jewish and Christian faiths, Nevo Mountain.
This is where God revealed to Moses the Promised Land for the first time and last time after his forty-year journey from Egypt.
Near Wadi Musa, The Valley Of Moses, is the legendary rose-red city of Petra. It is the junction of six important caravan routes, including the famous Incense Road. The most impressive route to Petra travels through the Siq, a narrow gorge with huge sandstone walls.