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Jordan - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Desert Castles

Jordan has beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, a standing testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. With their beautiful mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, and inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, these Desert Castles, tell countless stories of life as it was during the 8th century. 

Called castles because of their imposing stature, these complexes served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centres, resort pavilions and outposts helping distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins. 

Several are clustered to the east and south of Amman and can be visited on one - or two-day loops from the city.