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Qasr al-Kharrana

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #9 of 26 attractions in Amman
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This one of the most well preserved desert castle between all of the desert castles in jordan . So impressive especially from the outside . But sadly there is no attention to it by ministry of Toursim in Jordan . You can see many names of people craved in walls in very chaotic and idiot way . in the inside... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Jordan's desert castles are not all castles and their purpose is often the subject of disagreement among scholars. This building reminded me of caravanserais in Damascus and being on a trade route it may have filled a similar function. whatever its role it is a delightful site worth combining with other desert sites for a day out of Amman. It... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This place is pretty amazing. It's only a few JD to visit this site and I think it's amazing that it's still standing after so long! The Qasr is just off the highway that follows the route of the ancient silk road and is impossible to miss. It's crazy to think how many thousands of people have walked through the... More

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The attempt to reconditioning this Old Palace went very bad, I hate to see modern touch or materials being used on an old thing, it is just not right in my opinion.. the palace is one of several palaces that was used by the Ottoman Caliphs.

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Winfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was an excellent place to stop and tour as it shows what life was like so long ago in Jordan. This castle displayed the intricate details that were used in constructing buildings back in olden times.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was the first of 3 Desert Castles we visited the same day, from Amman. Once you have spent at least a couple of days in Amman, your first choice should be Gerash and Ajlum, and then, if you still have a day to spare, the Desert Castles. All 3 castles are very different. This is a big block that... More

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Lincs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Worth a visit if you're in Amman with time to travel out - good photo opportunity! Surprisingly intact and an interesting drive through the desert.

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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

If you want to keep some desert castles into your itinerary, Qasr Kharrana should be one of them. Not very impressing inside but from outside it was really beautiful.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you want to see only one Desert Castle, then see this one. Qsar Amra might have interesting paintings inside and maybe archeologically is more important but in size and impressiveness it is not much, while al-Kharrana is impressive to look at from the outside within the setting of being in flat desert country and it is great to explore... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here first on day trip of castles circuit. Impressive in size and restoration. Used as guest house during its day. Don't miss it.

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