Olive trees litter the sides and construction as well as restoration continues at this fort built by a nephew of Saladin. Saladin's story though is the one that's told here.
As an architectural interest, you are told how hot oil or tar was poured through a rectangular opening right above the main entrance.
It's light even though all the window openings narrow into slits for better arrow showers at enemy troups.
There is a small museum inside with coins and other small items of interest but truth is outside is a great view of the town with a great cup of Turkish coffee - something Jordanians seem addicted to only this coffee is flavored with cardamom, and also makes a great break along with cigarettes - the other great addiction.
This is a lovely castle and once it's fully restored - if possible, it will be quite lovely.
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