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Jordan travel guide

Jordan - Amman (Chapter)

8th Edition Jul 2012

This is the Amman chapter from Lonely Planet’s Jordan guidebook.

Jordan’s capital city, Amman, is one of the easiest cities in the region to enjoy the Middle East experience. The city has two distinct parts: urbane Western Amman; and earthy Eastern Amman. At the heart of the city is the chaotic, labyrinthine ‘downtown’, a must-see of a capital visit. At the bottom of the city’s many hills, and overlooked by the magisterial Citadel, it features spectacular Roman ruins and the hubbub of Jordanian life – best understood by joining the locals in the nightly promenade between mosque, souq and coffeeshop.

  • visit the ruins (and museum) of the ancient Citadel, which affords panoramic views of Amman
  • maps
  • admire the engineering precision of the Roman Theatre, Amman’s most spectacular ancient monument
  • transport
  • be one of the first visitors to the National Museum, set to open in 2012
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Amman, Around Amman, Wadi As-Seer & Iraq Al-Amir, Cave Of Seven Sleepers (Ahl Al-Kahf) and Fuheis.

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