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Al Karak Castle
Al Karak CastleAl Karak Hwy، الكرك، Jordan

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

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Wadi Bin Hammad
Wadi Bin Hammad15.12 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

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.

Wadi Numeira
Wadi Numeira16.91 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

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.

Lot's Cave
Lot's Cave24.10 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

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 Mujib
Wadi Mujib30.84 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

Wadi Mujib, the biblical Arnon stream is a river canyon which enters the Dead Sea at 420 metres (1,380 ft) below sea level. The canyon consists of mountainous, rocky, and sparsely vegetated desert (up to 800 metres (2,600 ft)), with cliffs and gorges cutting through plateaus. Perennial, spring-fed streams flow to the shores of the Dead Sea.

Qasr Bshir
Qasr Bshir31.75 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

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.

Umm ar-Rasas
Umm ar-Rasas40.90 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

Situated in the Jordanian Desert, the site has been allied to the biblical settlement of Mephaat mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. The Roman military utilized the site as a strategic garrison, but it was later converted and inhabited by Christian and Islamic communities. The mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen made in 785 (discovered after 1986) is the most important discovery on the site. The perfectly preserved mosaic floor is the largest in Jordan.

Fortress of Machaerus
Fortress of Machaerus43.60 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

A fortified hilltop palace, it is the location of the imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist. It was originally built by the Hasmonean king, Alexander Jannaeus (104 BC-78 BC) in about the year 90 BC. The hilltop, which stands about 1,100 meters above Dead Sea level, is surrounded on all sides by deep ravines which provide great natural strength.

Dead Sea
Dead Sea47.31 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

The surface and the shores of the dead sea are 425 meters below the sea level, making it Earth's lowest elevation on land. It is also one of the saltiest water bodies in the world- 9.6 times as salty as the oceans making plant and animal life impossible in Dead Sea.

Ma'in Hot Springs
Ma'in Hot Springs48.42 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

A series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls located 264 meters (866 feet) below sea level. The springs contains important elements such as sodium, calcium, chloride, radon, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.

Madaba Archaeological Park
Madaba Archaeological Park60.17 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

Established to preserve and make accessible to the public archaeological remains from Roman times and several valuable Byzantine mosaic floors.

St George's Greek Orthodox Church
St George's Greek Orthodox Church60.37 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

The Madaba Map, also known as the Madaba Mosaic Map, is part of a floor mosaic in the church. The Madaba Map is of the Middle East, and part of it contains the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem. It dates to the 6th century AD.

Mount Nebo
Mount Nebo65.35 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. The West Bank city of Jericho and Jerusalem are visible from the summit on a very clear day.

Qasr al-Mushatta
Qasr al-Mushatta68.55 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

Ruin of an Umayyad winter palace, part of a string of castles, palaces and caravanserais known collectively in Jordan as the Desert Castles. Though much of the ruins can still be found in the site, the most striking feature of the palace, its facade, has been removed and is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

Shobak Castle - Montreal
Shobak Castle - Montreal73.47 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

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.

Rainbow Magic Land
Rainbow Magic Land75.48 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

MagicLand is an Italian amusement park, opened on May 26, 2011, in Valmontone in the metropolitan city of Rome. The theme park was inaugurated on May 25, 2011, and was opened to the public on May 26, 2011. From 2011 to 2018 the park was involved in various changes of the administrative body. Since 2019 MagicLand is under the management of Pillarstone Italy. It has so many interesting rides and also you can spend a nice time there.

Royal Tank Museum
Royal Tank Museum83.64 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order. It features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles.

The Jordan Museum
The Jordan Museum87.64 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

Largest museum in Jordan hosting the country's most important archaeological findings. The museum presents artifacts from various prehistoric archaeological sites in Jordan, including the 7500 BC Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization.

Roman Nymphaeum Amman
Roman Nymphaeum Amman88.40 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

Partially preserved Roman public fountain believed to have contained a 600 square meters pool which was three meters deep and was continuously refilled with water. The nymphaeum was built in the 2nd century CE.

Roman Theatre
Roman Theatre88.61 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

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

Amman Citadel
Amman Citadel88.80 KMs away from Al Karak Castle

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.