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Situated in the Western Arab, Jordan is located on the East Bank of the Jordan River. It has been settled since the time of the Paleolithic age. It mostly gained fame during the time of the Ottoman Empire. But it was only in 1922 that it was recognized as part of the League of Nations when it came under the rule of the British protectorate. It came back under the rule of the Arabs and was named as Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1948. Considered to be one of the safest of Arab states for people of all nationalities, Jordan is a host to millions of refugees from Iraq, Syria and Palestine. Since it is also a high human development country, it is one an attractive tourist spot for people from all over the world, since there are lots of things to do in Jordan.
The great thing about Jordan is the preservation of all the historic sites and archeological feats of the olden days. Petra is one of the most interesting sites to visit and things to do in Jordan. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra is a whole city which is known for its rock-cut architecture and its water conduit system. Since the place is carved out of red stones, it is also known as Rose City. It is believed that the city was established as early as 312 BC and was the capital of the Arab Nabataeans. Some other things to do in Jordan include visiting the Qasr Amra, the ruins of the desert castles that were built in the 8th century; Mount Nebo, the place from where Moses was able to see the Promised Land according to the Bible; Ajloun Castle, built in the 12th century in order to protect the ‘wadis’; and the Montreal Crusader Castle which was constructed in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem.
There are also many other things to do in Jordan depending on what the tourist is interested in. For the history buff, the Jordan Archaeological Museum, King Abdullah I Mosque, Roman Theater, Madaba Map, Amman Citadel, Temple of Artemis, Jerash, Mound Pisgah are also fascinating things to do in Jordan. All these places offer rich source of history and culture that allows the visitor to get to know about the beautifully intricate history of the state and how it became the country that it is today. What’s more, there are also many natives who would be happy to guide tourists to the right spots and allow them in their home to give them clear information about the olden days.
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