It is not often that an entire country is recognized by just one single destination. Jordan is one of them. No other image flashes in your mind when your hear Jordan, than that of the exceptional stunning monuments of Petra. It has to be one of the most important discoveries in the history of mankind which has made Jordan one of the most visited countries of Middle East.
Covering an area of nearly 89,341 km2, Jordan shares a border with Iraq in North East, Saudi Arabia in East, Syria in North and Israel to the west. Most of the area of Jordan is covered by Arabian deserts which are mostly in the eastern part of the country. Thanks to few rivers, the western part of Jordan is fertile enough to support the entire country. Jordan only has a small coastline with Dead Sea and Gulf of Aquaba, roughly of 26 kms.
Jordan has been inhabited by numerous civilizations from ancient times and all have left their mark on the soil. But none more than the Nabatean civilization that once ruled over Egypt as well. The magnificent Petra is also one of their endowments. Petra is easily one of the most dramatic lost cities of the world. One can also see the mark of other successful civilizations like Byzantine, Roman Macedonian and Ottoman. Then there are the mesmerizing natural wonders of Jordan that make the country a complete tourism package. Most noted is the barren yet awe inspiring valley of Wadi Rum.
Amman is the capital and the largest city of Jordan. Once a small, village, it has donned the role of the most developed city of Jordan. You will see new infrastructure springing up every where; but what you will also notice is the dominant heritage atmosphere that still prevails. The row of modern buildings is abruptly infiltrated by breathtaking historical building that almost instills a very varied feel to the city. The main attraction of the city are Roman theatre, Temple of Herakles, and Byzantine Church. Other major cities of Jordan are Az Zarqa, Aquaba and Irbid.