Jordan

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Jordan is a country in the Middle East almost completely landlocked (save for a small outlet on the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba and a frontage on the Dead Sea). Jordan is bordered by Israel and the West Bank (Palestinian Territories) to the west, by Syria to the north, by Iraq to the east and by Saudi Arabia to the south.

Population: 6,482,081 people
Area: 89,342 km2
Highest point: 1,854 m
Coastline: 26 km
Life expectancy: 80.30 years
GDP per capita: $6,100
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About Jordan

Background

For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King Hussein (1953–99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population, through several wars and coup attempts. In 1989 he resumed parliamentary elections and gradually permitted political liberalization; in 1994 a formal peace treaty was signed with Israel. King Abdullah II - the eldest son of King Hussein and Princess Muna - assumed the throne following his father's death in February 1999. Since then, he has consolidated his power and established his domestic priorities, including an aggressive economic reform program. Jordan acceded to the World Trade Organization in January 2000, and signed free trade agreements with the United States in 2000, and with the European Free Trade Association in 2001. There is no hostility between Muslims and Christians, and Jordan is one of the most modern and liberal nations in the region.

Activities

Go diving or snorkelling in the Red Sea by Aqaba. The Red Sea has some of the world's most famous coral reefs and is a popular place for diving and snorkelling. Turtles, squids, clownfish and a sunken tank are a few of the underwater sights. Equipment can be rented at diving centres, and if you contact them they are happy to come pick you up by car and take you to a good beach spot and back.

Food

Jordanian cuisine is quite similar to fare served elsewhere in the region. The daily staple being khobez, a large, flat bread sold in bakeries across the country for a few hundred fils. Delicious when freshly baked.

For breakfast, the traditional breakfast is usually fried eggs, labaneh, cheese, zaatar and olive oil along with bread and a cup of tea. Falafel and hummus are eaten on the weekends by some and more often by others. There's no convention for when you should or should not eat any type of food. It's up to you. This is the most popular breakfast. Manousheh and pastries come in as the second most popular breakfast item. All of the hotels offer American breakfast.

The national dish of Jordan is the mansaf, prepared with jameed, a sun-dried yogurt. Grumpygourmet.com describes the mansaf as "an enormous platter layered with crêpe-like traditional "shraak" bread, mounds of glistening rice and chunks of lamb that have been cooked in a unique sauce made from reconstituted jameed and spices, sprinkled with golden pine nuts." In actuality more people use fried almonds instead of pine nuts because of the cheaper price tag. While mansaf is the national dish, most people in urban areas eat it on special occasions and not every day. Other popular dishes include Maklouba, stuffed vegetables, freekeh.

The most popular place to eat cheap Mansaf is the Jerusalem restaurant in downtown Amman.

Levantine-style mezza are served in "Lebanese-style" -which is typical to Jordaian style- restaurants around the country, and you can easily find international fast food chains including McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Burger King. In addition to chains well known in Europe and North America, there are some local businesses such as:

  • Abu Jbarah: one of the famous falafel's restaurant in Jordan.
  • Al kalha: famous falafel and homous restaurant in Jordan.
  • Al-Daya'a and Reem: Famous places to get Shawerma sandwiches and dishes.

As for foreign style restaurants, there is no shortage of them. The best ones are usually found in 5 star hotels, but the price tag is high. Italian restaurants and pizza places are somewhat abundant in Amman, Madaba, and Aqaba, but are very hard to find in other cities.

More and more cafes now serve food. There is an abundance of Middle Eastern-style cafes serving Argeelleh in addition to the full complement of Western and Middle Eastern coffee drinks. There is also a good number of Western-style cafes which usually serve Western-style desserts, salads and sandwiches.

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The currency is the Jordanian dinar (currency code: JOD) sometimes shown locally as "JD" before or after the amount or in Arabic as دينار, or sometimes £, divided into 1000 fils and 100 piastres (or qirsh). Coins come in denominations of 1, 5, and 10 piastres and JOD¼, JOD½. Banknotes are found in JOD1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 denominations. The currency rate is effectively fixed at JOD0.71 per US dollar (or 1.41 dollars per dinar), an unnaturally high rate that makes Jordan poorer value than it would otherwise be. Most upper scale restaurants and shops at shopping malls also accept US dollars.

Many places have limited change so it is important to keep a quantity of JOD1 and JOD5 notes. As bank machines give JOD20 and JOD50 notes for large transactions, this can be difficult.

Cards are accepted in a limited (and seemingly random) way. Most hotels and hostels take cards, Petra entry fees (JOD50and more) MUST be paid in cash, even though it is a major tourist centre.

Costs

A subsistence budget would be around JOD15 per day, but this means you'll be eating falafel every day. JOD25 will allow slightly better accommodations, basic restaurant meals and even the occasional beer.

Prices have risen rapidly (as of 2011) so it is best to check accommodation prices on-line (most Jordan hostels and hotels have web sales)

If you prefer to eat what the locals eat, it should only cost 1-2 JOD for which you can buy a falafel sandwich with any can of soda pop (most common is Coke, Sprite and Fanta). If you want to buy a chicken sandwich it will cost (50-80 qirsh).

To try real Jordanian food don't stay at 5/4/3/2/1 star hotels all the time; eating there is expensive for an average Jordanian. Unless the meal came with the hotel accommodation, don't eat from there. It may look like the people inside can afford the meal and make it look and sound like this is an average way to eat.

So this is what you do. You are already paying a lot for a couple of days in the hotel which is an average USD50. Anyone from Amman will tell you it's a lot and it is not worth the money, except those in the expensive area (i.e. hotel, airport, Amman hotel). But you will not be able to communicate with them as well as when you came out of the airport to meet the taxi man. Go to the city and find what the people are buying and you will save a lot in your trip. If not and you want to save the trip of seeing the country's true people then stay where you are and enjoy whatever the travel leader wants you to see, feel, and do.

Non-Jordanians can refund the VAT in the airport when they are returning home. The VAT amount must be more than JOD50 and you can't refund VAT on the following items: Food, Hotel expenses, Gold, Mobile phones.

This article is based on Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 3.0 Licensed text from the article Jordan on Wikivoyage.

Cities in Jordan

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Aqaba is Jordan's only port city, located on the Gulf of Aqaba in the extreme south of the country.

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  • Aqaba Fort
  • Aqaba City Center Shopping Mall
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Madaba is a small town in central Jordan located south of the capital Amman on the King's Highway, some 10 km from Hesban. A town with a long history, Madaba is best known as the location of the "Madaba Map", a 6th-century mosaic depiction of Jerusalem and parts of the Holy Land.

Interesting places:

  • St George Church
  • Mount Nebo
  • Um er-Rasas
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Wadi Rum is a spectacularly scenic desert valley (wadi in Arabic) in southern Jordan.

Interesting places:

  • Rum Wonders Camp
  • Wadi Rum Visitor\'s Centre
  • Wadi Rum Handicraft Centre
  • Burdah Rock Bridge
  • Khazali Canyon
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Irbid is a city in northern Jordan, some 88 km north of the capital Amman. The main industrial and administrative centre in the north of the kingdom, Irbid is home to the Yarmouk University, the Jordan University of Science and Technology and a good range of services, making it a staging point for exploration ... (read more)

Interesting places:

  • Yarmouk University
  • Museum of Jordanian Heritage
  • Irbid Archaeological Museum
  • Prince Hasan Youth City\'s Stadium
  • Umm Qais Ruins
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Jerash, a city in northern Jordan, is famous for its Roman ruins. The archaeological site is popular for tourists, second only to Petra.

Interesting places:

  • Nymphaeum
  • Jerash Forum (Oval Plaza)
  • Jerash South Theater
  • Jerash Temple of Artemis
  • Hippodrome
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Amman is the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (population c. 2.1 million). Amman forms a great base for exploring the country and does, despite popular belief, hold a few items of interest to the traveler. The city is generally well-appointed for the traveler, reasonably ... (read more)

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The Dead Sea has its eastern coast in Jordan. It is the lowest point in the world at 394.6 m (1269 ft) below sea level.

Interesting places:

  • King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center
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Points of Interest in Jordan

The Archaeological Ruins at Petra are Jordan's biggest tourist draw and a must-see for anyone travelling in Jordan. Vast site, a couple of days are needed to really see the entire area.

North of Amman is also located the ancient city of Jerash, where one can see some of the most impressive Roman ruins in the Eastern Mediterranean world.

Other sites include Umm Quais, Ajlun Castle and Pella (North West of Amman). Madaba and its Archaeological Park include some of the finest mosaics in the world.

Close to the Dead Sea is Bethany (Jesus' baptismal site). One should also visit Dead Sea to experience the float without the fear of being drawn.

Wadi Rum, a desert that leaves no one untouched...

Temple of Hercules - Amman

Nymphaeum - Jerash

Yarmouk University - Irbid

Aqaba Fort - Aqaba

Petra Ruins - Wadi Musa

St George Church - Madaba

Ajloun Castle - Ajloun

Quseir Amra - Zizya

Rum Wonders Camp - Wadi Rum

Ummayed Palace - Amman

Museum of Jordanian Heritage - Irbid

Jerash Forum (Oval Plaza) - Jerash

Jerash South Theater - Jerash

Jerash Temple of Artemis - Jerash

Amman Roman Theater - Amman

Irbid Archaeological Museum - Irbid

King Hussein Mosque - Amman

Hippodrome - Jerash

Prince Hasan Youth City\'s Stadium - Irbid

Hadrian\'s Arch - Jerash

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