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“Unmissable Karak Castle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karak Castle

Karak Castle
Karak, Jordan
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Karak
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unmissable Karak Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

A must-see,after Jerash,Ajloun and Petra.I had the huge castle almost to myself on a glorious hot January afternoon;allow yourself several hours to absorb the views,the awe-inspiring 'hidden' entrance,the seven levels of great stone chambers(often with only natural light filtering in)and crumbilg ramparts;the museum;take a snack of local delicacies with you to eat up on one of the top courtyards amidst the shattered superstructure.Afterwards,roam the paths and local roads that surround the castle and its tremendous restored glacis.

Visited January 2013
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Riyadh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I highly recommend a guide there english is excellent and they bring the castle alive. Very atmospheric. I can also recommend the resstraunt on site , traditiona Jordanian dishes yum. Great value for money

Visited April 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“History fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Although the castle is not as impressive as some in Europe it was quite amazing to be apart of the Crusader history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and his English was quite superb. The surrounding streets are a nice place to wander and have some lunch. As with everything in Jordan, it was difficult to navigate around once off the main road but worth the effort.

Visited December 2012
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Blagnac, France
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58 attraction reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“beatiful view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Interesting and a beatiful view take 1 hour to visit
You can alto take this opportunity to have a look on the city close to the castle , You coule appreciate the way of life and realize the jordan friendly atmosphere

Visited October 2012
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Impressive Crusader Castle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Coming from Wales, the Land of Castles, Wales, the castle at Karak is not all that impressive. However the hilltop location and the vaulted chambers make it well worth a visit. We stopped off there whilst driving up the King's Highway, and combining the visit with a light lunch in a cafe at the entrance made the visit worth while. Best of luck finding your way back on to the King's Highway towards Madaba, it took us a while to find.

Visited September 2012
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