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“Well Preserved”
Review of Kerak Castle

Kerak Castle
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Private Half Day Kerak: Kings Highway Tour from Amman
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This large Crusader castle provided us an opportunity to take a guided tour of the remains and see where the soldiers slept, ate, practiced archery, kept a prison/dungeon, and where people were hanged. The castle sits on top of a high mountain and offers great views of the surrounding town and countryside. A must see on your way to or from Petra.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We hired a guide to help navigate us through this castle. He had valuable insights and was definitely needed since there were next to no signs or explanations.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We rented a car in Aqaba. It was a 3,5 hours drive from Aqaba. Choose the deathsea highway it is faster and more beatiful. Only 1 JD in entrancepay. We were very glad we brought with us a lonely planet book which told us where to go. To see all the tunnels and for exampel the shop area ,it is necesary to have a flashlight.
We took the Kings highway towards Tafila. It is a scenic route, but it was difficult to find the way sometimes. We lost a lot of time, but it was worth it. Dont try to find the road to the Deathsea in Tafila, we lost one hour and didnt find it. TAke instead the dessert highway back to Aqaba. To drive in the dark is difficult in Jordan, some cars dont have any light. As some said, there is no light on the camel either :-)

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Kerak was once capital of the biblical kingdom of Moab. The crusader castle dates back to 1142 and was part of a series of fortresses between Jerusalem and Aqaba. It dominates the town which is a maze of tiny streets (an interesting challenge for tourist coaches). Kerak castle finally fell to Saladin in 1189. The Romanesque style stone vaults are fascinating too. Great views from the battlements.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

An ancient Crusader castle that dominates the town is a must see site for anybody who visits Jordan. Built in 1142 by King Baldwin is the scene of many bloody battles between the Crusaders and the Islamic armies led by Saladin.
The entrance is over a dry moat, once inside there is no signposting which adds to the allure, we paid a guide JD5 for a 45 minute tour and then spent another 2 hours wandering around. There is so much to see, with numerous underground tunnels to wander through as well as ramparts to explore. There is an interesting museum at the foot of the battlements which tells you much about the history. Tip - bring a torch, some of the tunnels are three floors underground and poorly lit.

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