Middle East - Jordan (PDF Chapter)

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

With heavyweight neighbours pulling big historical punches, Jordan easily holds its own. But Jordan is not just about antiquities - it also offers the great outdoors. Whether diving in Aqaba, trekking in the camel-prints of Lawrence of Arabia or hiking through stunning canyons, Jordan’s eco-savvy nature reserves offer the best of adventures in the Middle East.

  • admire the engineering precision of the Roman Theatre in Amman
  • maps
  • tread the path of history through Petra’s Siq, a chasm leading to an ancient world
  • transport
  • hike the trails of Mujib or Dana Biosphere Reserves
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Amman, The North, Jerash, Ajloun, Ajloun Forest Reserve, Irbid, Umm Qais (Gadara), The West, Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan (Al-Maghtas), Dead Sea, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, The East, Hallabat, Azraq & around, The King’s Highway, Madaba, Mt Nebo, Machaerus (Mukawir), Wadi Mujib, Karak, Tafila, Dana Biosphere Reserve, Shobak, The South, Petra, Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Understand Jordan, Jordan Today, History, People & Society, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink, Environment, and Survival Guide.

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66 pages

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