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8 Attractions to Explore Near Shobak Castle - Montreal

Shobak Castle - Montreal

A crusader castle perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain. It was built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem during his expedition to the area where he captured Aqaba on the Red Sea in 1116. The castle was strategically important as it dominated the main passage from Egypt to Syria. This allowed who ever to hold the castle to tax not only traders, both those who were on pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina.

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Little Petra
Little Petra20.29 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

A much smaller version of the grand Petra, consisting of three wider open areas connected by a 450-metre (1,480 ft) canyon. Like Petra, it is a Nabataean site, with buildings carved into the walls of the sandstone canyons. While the purpose of some of the buildings is not clear, archaeologists believe that the whole complex was a suburb of Petra, the Nabatean capital, meant to house visiting traders on the Silk Road.

Petra
Petra25.18 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

The ancient city of Petra, carved on to the mountains of Jabal Al-Madbah. Petra is believed to have been settled as early as 9,000 BC, and it was possibly established in the 4th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataean Kingdom.

Mount Hor - Tomb of Prophet Aaron
Mount Hor - Tomb of Prophet Aaron28.03 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

Supposed burial place of Aaron, the brother of Moses. Although in Jewish tradition, the location of Aaron's grave, like that of Moses, is shrouded in mystery, the Islamic tradition places it on Mount Hor, near Petra in Jordan.

Lot's Cave
Lot's Cave57.58 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

The place were Lot, brother of Abraham is said to have lived in a cave with his two daughters. The place consists of a monastery, a Byzantine basilica from the 7th century A.D. and the Cave of Lot.

Wadi Numeira
Wadi Numeira66.67 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

Valley known for its deep gorge cut through the sandstone. It gives its name to the Bronze Age ruins located at its mouth with the Dead Sea- the archaeological site of Numeira.

Al Karak Castle
Al Karak Castle73.47 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

A large Crusader castle located in al-Karak, Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant.

Wadi Bin Hammad
Wadi Bin Hammad85.78 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

A Hot Spring hidden deep in a large valley with lush vegetation, hanging gardens, palm trees, and plenty of water running through a narrow gorge.

Qasr Bshir
Qasr Bshir98.18 KMs away from Shobak Castle - Montreal

Roman fort ruins in the desert of Jordan. One of the best preserved Roman military structure in the world. The fort is built of local stone and forms a with a nearly square reactangle with large projecting rectangular towers in each corner.