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its a huge fortification from the crusader and muslim period showing interesting details about the architecture of 2 periods as well as stunning views of the dead sea and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A standard stop on the way to Petra from Amman, this crusader castle is well worth the visit. * Note: it would be best to be in a smaller bus or van since the streets in the town are extremely narrow, often with one way traffic that can easily be halted by a myriad of cars double parking to shop.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited on the way to Petra. Great stop! You haveto cross a chaotic city centre with one-way streets and it's well worth it. People are friendly to explain the way, since signs are scarce.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

its a huge fortification from the crusader and muslim period showing interesting details about the architecture of 2 periods as well as stunning views of the dead sea and the surroundings in al directions also the old town of karak is worth visiting

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My second visit to Kerak over a 6yr period. An outstanding European medieval castle which would not look out of place in France or England. Full of interesting features to explore and leaves you amazed about the engineering and tenacity of the builders in a hostile environment. On a practical note, Kerak is/was a nightmare to drive into due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at Kerak on our way from Madaba to Shobak Castle. 2 JD entrance fee but great value for money. An impressive castle with superb views . Intresting underground tunnels and some great examples of arches. A must for anyone who is touring Jordan .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The castle is large and in reasonable condition. Areas such as the dungeons are still accessible, although some areas of the castle were probably too dangerous to climb on which didn't stop some visitors. The castle only takes about an hour to wander around and the view over Kerak is good. The city seems to be really suffering from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

There is a lot of Castle in Jordan. Most of them are desert castle, this one is much bigger and older. Build by Crusaders in european style. It is very interesting to visit it, it’s like something from a different culture, and it’s in good shape. Good time to spend here on way to Petra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The biggest crusader castle in Jordan, well worth a visit. Built on top of a hill it towers over the city of Kerak and surroundings. It's best visited with a guide (mainly unofficial) to appreciate all the details without wasting too much time in finding what you are interested in, according to Lonely Planet ! Stunning views from the upper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Hi, it's the Wandering Yank again. My wife and I recently toured Jordan from top to bottom, and I definitely wanted to see at least one Crusader castle on our visit. I believe this is one of the better known ones, probably since it's smack in the middle of a largish town. It's set on a hilltop (of course) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Kerak castle, Jordan, is a Crusader fortification built on a hill above Kerak. It is like a small city within the walls and the underground kitchens and living quarters are well worth exploring. Views from the castle were spectacular.

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