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Address: Amman, Jordan
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Desert Castle

This is a long way out of Amman and not for the feint hearted to find, I would not go for just this castle but make a day of it and travel between four or five castles. Once there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a long way out of Amman and not for the feint hearted to find, I would not go for just this castle but make a day of it and travel between four or five castles. Once there it is free to walk around and it truly is an access all areas, even to being able to stand on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Visiting the desert castles in the Eastern part of Jordan requires a day but worth the time. This is the first castle along the route from Amman. You truly get a feel for what life was like along the caravan route. The wind can be fierce so hold on to your hat.

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Bretagne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Take the road East all the way to Azraq and spend a day in the desert touring all 4 Qasr ( castles or fortresses). The summer residence or hunting pavillions or the fort where Laurence of Arabia had its HQ, all are intersting if run down. The 4 Qsars are: Al Kharanna, Amra ( with beautiful paintings beign restored), el... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This Castle/Inn is well preserved and nice to explore but nothing exciting from my perspective. Well preserved and in good condition overall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If u want to see a glimpse of the historical victory of the Sassanian over the byzantine empire then fallow the traces into Qasr al-Kharrana where Khosrau II once stood and order to build it for a deafness militaristic reasons which betrayed him after a 20 years of occupation . u don't need to pay a fee and its on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A nice small and well preserved (reconstructed?) Desert Castle which was once thought to be a desert Inn. This made for a quick but relatively interesting visit for about 20-30 minutes while exploring the many rooms (I think > 100 rooms) within this complex.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Not really a castle, possibly a fort, this imposing thick walled structure dates from~710 AD, lots of rooms -- really big! -- restored and just a masterpiece well worth visiting on the desert castle tour...it is located in the middle of what seems like nowhere, but quite an experience to imagine life here long ago...

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Amman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

History in the middle of the desert .... its more value for the people they concerned of the castle.s ...

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Well-preserved 1000-year old architectural gem - looks like real medieval castle, but little to see inside. Amra is small, non-castle-like, but has beautiful frescoes/mosaics; Azragh has little going for it but history. 3-desert-castle tour a stressful hard trip for one day for amount you're seeing

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The imposing two story building was probably never a fort but more likely a lodging place for weary travellers along the ancient trading routes. It's been largely rebuilt and in fairly good condition, although much of the lining of the rooms has been long since destroyed by time. There are fragments still in a couple of the ground floor rooms... More 

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Address: Amman, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Amman Governorate  >  Amman

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