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Qasr al-Kharrana

Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

you drive for the east of Amman to find Castle in the desert alone and view for nothing there something you cannot describe easy , but worth to visit

Thank GolDeNTraVeleR777
Reviewed February 20, 2016

This is a desert inn....where tired travellers come to rest...lodge sleep....not in use...this is a beautiful example of architecture....thick walls keep the place cool....I wish it was preserved more...with more historical facts given ....take a page out of British castles....see how history is preserved... A...More

1  Thank Mahanaim398
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Certainly not "in Amman" as TripAdvisor would lead you to believe, this site is a good 60 minute drive east from the city. Built in the year 710 and in a fairly good state of preservation, the large 2-story castle looms in a sea of...More

Thank patrickmeyer
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Located in the middle of the desert - seriously, from the upper level you can look in all directions and see nothing but flat sandstone desert. This was not so much a castle as a way station and the caravan route. There is little to...More

1  Thank rbthodge
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Castle "lost" in the middle of the desert. Imposing place from the 710 AC. It is really worth the visit.

Thank azazueta
Reviewed October 28, 2015

this is a great example of a desert way-station fort. There is nothing else around it and you can tour the whole thing in about 15 minutes. If you have gone this far make sure you go down the road a little further to Qasr...More

Thank AbuKyle
Reviewed October 26, 2015

It may look like a castle from a distance but close up its nothing like a Crusader-type military fortress (think Kerak). If it offers protection from anything it would probably be the sun, & wind etc. There's very little on site interpretation and the remaining...More

Thank Armchairgardener
Reviewed October 17, 2015

A great place to spot DESERT. So flat all around for so far with no vegetation, when manned many years ago there would be no problem spotting anyone or anything, but what this castle was really used for no one seems sure of. Most say...More

Thank traveller2australia
Reviewed October 4, 2015

It was built in the middle of nowhere as a caravanserail on trade route. Well restored, a small castle that deserves a short visit. It's part of the classic three-main-castles visit, along with Qusayr Amra and Qasr al-Azraq.

Thank maxscuba
Reviewed September 24, 2015

One of three 'desert castles' we visited as part of a Classical Jordan tour with Mercury Holidays. Interesting example of a caravanserai stop on the old trade route. Worth a visit but it won't take too long.

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