King Talal Dam in Jerash Governorate, Jordan - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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King Talal Dam

King Talal Dam, Jordan

Dams

About King Talal Dam

106 meters high dam built to store winter rains and treated wastewater from Amman and Zarqa for irrigation in the Jordan Valley.



Attractions near King Talal Dam

Dibbeen Forest Reserve6.05km from King Talal Dam

Covers an area of 8.5 square kilometres (3.3 sq mi) of rolling hills covered with pine–oak habitat. It houses one of the oldest and naturally grown habitats of Aleppo Pines in Jordan. It also is the home to 17 endangered species such as the Persian Squirrel.

Jerash Museum11.19km from King Talal Dam

A city filled with ruins from ancient history and one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities.

The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars.

The Martyrs Museum24.19km from King Talal Dam

War museum showcasing a rare collection of Jordan's military weapons, clothing and vehicles. It also serves as a memorial to the martyrs who gave their lives in the service of Jordan as early as 1915, starting with the Great Arab Revolution which was led by King Hussein bin Ali.

Amman Citadel28.53km from King Talal Dam

L-shaped hill with a long history of occupation by many great civilizations- Assyrians, Babylonians, the Ptolemies, the Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, and the Umayyads. The hill became the capital of the Kingdom of Ammon sometime after 1200 BC. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace.

Roman Theatre28.94km from King Talal Dam

6,000 seat second-century Roman theatre. It dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia.

Where is King Talal Dam

Discover more attractions in Jerash Governorate, where King Talal Dam is located

Jerash Governorate3 attractions

The second favorite tourist destination in Jordan. In addition to the historical sites, the governorate is also known for its forests that attract visitors.