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Middle East has been frequented by visitors for well over a century, but Jordan is relatively a fresh spot for tourism, accepting only a small portion of tourists who visit the neighbouring Egypt and Israel.  Its popular image worldwide is no longer restricted to just camels and deserts, but a country of beaches, castles, mountains and medievel churches, with an urbane people and a rich culture. (photos by Leonid Andronov)

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Cityscape of Amman downtown with skyscrapers at background – Jordan

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View of Al Karak city center from the castle – Jordan

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Medieval Crusaders Castle in Al Karak – Jordan

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Medieval Crusaders Castle in Al Karak – Jordan

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Mosque near the Crusaders Castle of Karak in Jordan

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Wadi Jeihoon, the path to the Monastery El Deir in Petra – Jordan

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Qasr Al-Bint, a temple in Petra – Jordan

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Bedouin camel rests in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan

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Bedouin camels rest in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan

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Ad Deir, the Monastery at Petra – Jordan. UNESCO heritage site

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View of ancient ruins at Petra – Jordan

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Aneisho Tomb at the ancient city of Petra. UNESCO Heritage Site in Jordan

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Temple of Hercules of the Amman Citadel, Jabal al-Qal’a – Jordan

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Highway 65 near the Dead Sea in Jordan

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View of Dead Sea coastline in Jordan, the Middle East

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View of the Dead Sea coastline in Israel

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What To See When You Visit Jordan
By Abuzar Mir

Jordan is one of the most sought after and visited countries in the Middle East. The people are hospitable; the weather good for tourism and it also houses some of the most famous locations in the world. The country has a lot of significance around the world due to the fact that it houses one of the wonders of the world. It also has a lot of other entertainments to offer to anyone who visits with lavish Arabian foods and other Arabian luxuries. So plan your trip, get yourself some Emirates Airlines tickets and fly to Jordan today to see these amazing places.

1. Petra
Petra is one of the world’s wonders and is the reason for a lot of tourism in Jordan. To understand the importance of this pre-historic city one has to go way back and look deep into the pages of history. Petra is secluded from the rest of the world and is located like a valley between the rugged mountains of Jordan’s countryside. This city is said to have been hidden from the world for many years and was only discovered by chance by some curious and inquisitive archeologists. The most incredible thing about this place are the waterways that are deemed to be too modern to have existed in the era that Petra belonged to. This place is a sight to behold for everyone and a treat for sore eyes for any fan of history.

2. The Dead Sea
One of the world’s most astonishing aspects when it comes to science is the dead sea. As the title already helps us understand the Dead Sea is stretched out on the lowest point that can be found on the Earth’s surface without any digging. The sea water here has more salt content than any other water body in the world which makes it practically uninhabitable for the fish. Another thing that is astonishing about this is the fact that you cannot drown in the Dead Sea no matter how hard you try to do so. There are no fish living or dead here no plants to help you wind your way around the deep sea. But it is still said that going deep sea diving here is a worthwhile experience.

3. Wadi Rum
The valley of water or Wadi Rum as the locals call it consists of centuries old river beds and huge areas of dry sandy desert combined together. This valley is located in the south of Jordan. The beauty of this place is a result of thousands of years of accumulation of dust and sand that has resulted in this amazing formation of rocks. Going here will definitely make you feel like you have entered the real life version of the Arabian Nights and you’ll just start looking around for a jinni to pop up in front of you.

So just start planning your trip and get some Emirate Airline tickets to Middle East to visit this place today.

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