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Quseir Amra

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Address: Azraq, Jordan
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The beauty lies inside

The former palace of the King, where he used to come for hunting, is now nothing more than a pile of stones. But the bathouse still remains and is almost completely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Joop V
Ede, The Netherlands

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Ede, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The former palace of the King, where he used to come for hunting, is now nothing more than a pile of stones. But the bathouse still remains and is almost completely intact. Mubarak, the guard of the place, is a very friendly Bedouin and loves to show you around and tell you about the history. Outside the bathhouse looks a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Being one of the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan, you would expect there to be a lot of hustle and bustle around the place. Far from it! The good part about this is that you get to see this unique little gem all by yourselves without any disturbance. Quseir Amra is part of a larger castle, remnants of... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Out of the three castles, Amra, Kharana, and Azraq, this stop was absolutely the most impressive. Compared to the other two, Amra is less dominating from afar, but once up close you find out just how much of a treasure this place is. Inside the main structure you will find paintings and murals in extremely good condition. Some are being... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is one of three desert castles, easily reached on a day tour from Amman (the three are: Qasr Kharrana, Quseir Amra and Qasr Azraq). None of them are really castles. This one, from the 8th century, was a hunting lodge (also pleasure lodge) for the ruler and friends. It is very small in size, but has rare examples interior... More 

Thank rbthodge
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

With a day left over after a conference in Amman, a friend and I rented a car with driver and headed out to visit three sites east of the city: Qasr Kharrana, Quseir Amra and Qasr Lazraq. The round trip takes around five hours, depending on how long you linger at each of the sites and the traffic leaving Amman.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Originally a fortress and a residence. Has some wonderful frescos but many with quite a bit of damage, even after restoration efforts. There is a well outside, and inside is a reception hall and hammam with changing rooms and warm and hot rooms. There has been more damage recently outside from desert sandstorms and inside from flooding as the building... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A very nice small castle with interesting frescos (some of them simply amazing) most of them on a restoration plan. It really deserves a visit, as part of a classical desert castles tour.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I visited this site as one of three 'desert castles' on a Classical Jordan tour with Mercury Holidays. This was a hunting lodge and clearly a place to have a good time. Interesting frescoes.

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Amman, Jordan
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107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is Avery beautiful site to visit , but unfortunately most of the paints are damaged You can merge the visit to see other places

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Reston VA
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The second of the three Eastern "castles", this was actually a hunting lodge rather than a defensive fortress. We came during the summer and found it closed. But a local Bedouin got us the keys and told us to lock up when we were done. How many people get to hold the keys to a World Heritage Site?? Amazing inside... More 

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