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Jordan- an ideal family destination

Family Tales in Jordan: Weaving History into Heartfelt Moments


For over a century, Western travellers have been drawn to the Middle East, yet Jordan has only
recently emerged as a destination for tourism. While abroad, Jordan is often associated with
heritage and Bedouin culture, the true essence of this remarkable country lies in its diverse
landscapes, historical landmarks, vibrant urban life, and rich cultural marvels. It offers an ideal
setting for families seeking a memorable vacation experience.
Jordan appeals to those who enjoy blending ancient exploration with leisurely pursuits, but its
evolving tourism landscape continually introduces new and exciting opportunities. With an array
of activities and attractions, Jordan caters to a wide range of interests. Whether it's exploring
the ancient wonders of Petra, camping amidst the stunning landscapes of Wadi Rum,
snorkelling in the Red Sea, experiencing the buoyancy of the Dead Sea, tackling mountain
trails in Wadi Mujib or simply indulging in shopping and entertainment, Jordan offers a
comprehensive horizon for visitors to enjoy.
The country is blessed with a fantastic climate all year round, with guaranteed sunshine for
eight months of the year. Autumn and spring are especially pleasant. The guide below will help
direct you and your family to some of the best and most authentic experiences Jordan has to

offer:
1. The Jordan Archaeological Museum
Located at the Citadel, this museum showcases an excellent collection of antiquities ranging
from prehistoric times to the 15th century.
2. The Jordan Folklore Museum
At the end of the Roman Theatre stage in the Coliseum, this museum displays the traditional
costumes of Jordan’s citizens. Displayed here is lovely embroidery, beautiful antique jewellery,
domestic utensils, and a collection of mosaics from churches in Jordan.
3. Jordan Museum of Popular Traditions
This museum displays the traditional costumes of Jordan’s people, including lovely embroidery
and beautiful antique jewellery. It also houses a collection of mosaics from Madaba and several
Byzantine churches. It is located at the end of the Roman Theatre.
4. The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
This gallery hosts a superb collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and
ceramics by contemporary Jordanian and international artists. It aims to encourage cultural
diversity and promote art from the Islamic and developing world.
5. Martyr’s Memorial
This monumental building, located at Sports City, houses a chronological display of military
history and memorabilia starting from the Great Arab Revolt of 1916 to the present day.
6. The Hejaz Railway
The Hejaz Railway is considered to be one of the heritage milestones in the modern history of
Jordan for its connection to the Great Arab Revolt. In addition to that, one of the Hejaz Railway
buildings located in Ma’an city has had the honour of being the official headquarters of the late
King Abdullah I. Further, the railway was honoured for one of its trains being used for his
Majesty’s trip from Ma’an city to Amman.
8. Downtown Amman
An area alive with diversity and character, with its colours, aromas, and crowds of people, the
Balad is a place to experience true Amman. The Citadel is a good place to begin your tour of
the archaeological sites of the city. From there, you can visit the Roman Theatre, various
museums, long-standing shops selling souvenirs and antiques, and several local cafes and
restaurants.
ABOUT JORDAN:
Situated in the heart of the Arabian Desert, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an oasis of stability and peace in the Middle East. From the hustle and bustle of the capital Amman to the southern desert; Jordan is awash with biblical, historical and cultural significance. Jordan’s iconic landmarks include the panoramic views from Mount Nebo; the rose-red city of Petra, which is one of the ‘new seven wonders of the world’; the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea; Aqaba on the Red Sea and Wadi Rum – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Indian passport holders can avail of ‘Visa on Arrival’ in Jordan.

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