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Kerak Castle

Kerak, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Tbilisi, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

When you enter the city at first you may be disappointed, see a two or three medieval towers, followed by what seem like city walls, and at first you think that maybe that is all that there is left. However once you follow the city walls and the city of Al Kerak, in all reminding a medieval citadel in many... More

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Espoo, Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Entering the city from east, the castle looms over the scenery magnificently. This was the most magnificent castle built by the crusaders. But once you approach it by car, you will very soon hit the first problem: No parking. Secondly the guy selling tickets was nowhere to be found and only after some searching he was found smoking with his... More

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Dana, Jordan
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Its really huge, views from the top are awesome. Well preserved, easy access. Nice spot to sit and watch ordinary life from up, which is very interesting in Jordan:)

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

What a waste of time. I see what 1JD buys you...not much. Not well maintained at all. As stated in another post, needs further restoration and signage. Without a guide you just wander around from one area to another and there's just not that much to see. Skip it-spend more of your time at the Dead Sea or Petra.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The castle itself was quite impressive size wise. There werent so much to see tho unless you go to one end of the castle where you can see an impressive panaromic view of the nearby town/village/valley which was breathtaking! We met a local guide (not too sure if he was licensed or not but he was inside the compound, an... More

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New Delhi, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Castle is situated at a higher altitude and view is good. Its got loads of tunnels and had fun going inside. Only bad is tunnels are not lit properly and one may fall down easily due to uneven ground.

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Muscat, Oman
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nice Castle. In need of further restoration and signage so that tourists without guides can make sense of what they are looking at. We hired a guide, which was well worth it, otherwise we would have been looking at empty spaces wondering what they were.....

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Venice, Italy
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

To go to Kerak Castle is about a 22km detour (each way) from the Dead Sea Road. The castle is situated in a hilltop town and is only one (1) JD to enter. There are tour guides there that they send you with....you really have no say as they walk with you and begin talking. The tour takes about 15... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A well designed, well preserved castle, telling it's own history. The castle is built on several floors and the climb is difficult.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were driving from the airport to Petra and made the short detour to Karak and very happy that we did. Only 1 JOD entrance. We got the self imposed guide but at 5JOD it proved to be well worth it. We spent 2 hours simply exploring and were in awe of the engineering of the place, considering the tools... More

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