Arabic. English widely spoken.
Jordanian Dinar (JOD). Credit cards reasonably accepted.
Largest City: Amman
Population: 11 million
Best Known For:
Lost city of Petra, Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea, warm and welcoming locals.
Consistently warm and dry desert climate.
Mansaf, Jordanian mezze, Jordanian coffee.
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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has quickly become a must-see destination for many people around the world due to it’s many diverse cultural and natural sights. The most famous by far is the lost city of Petra, which truly has to be seen to be believed. The nearby Wadi Rum desert has appeared in many blockbuster Hollywood movies over the last few decades and has steadily gained popularity for it’s stunning contrast of desert sand dunes and striking mountains.
Not to be outdone, Jordan is also well known for the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and also incredible historical sights in Amman and Jerash. Jordan is one of the most accepting and stable countries in the Middle East. Local Jordanians and Bedouins are incredibly warm, hospitable, and inviting.
Jordanian cuisine is similar to what you may find in nearby Middle Eastern countries, and is delicious, healthy, and reasonably priced.
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