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Qasr al-Kharrana

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Address: Route 40, Amman, Jordan
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Private Tour: Desert Castle Tour of Eastern Jordan from Amman
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Private Tour: Desert Castles from the Dead Sea

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This is the first of the "desert castles" you see on the right if you're on the al-Azraq highway 40 coming out from Amman or Madaba. It's near the road, well signposted and anyway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way back from Azraq to Amman (southern road of the castle loop road), lies this cool fortification. The imposing ramparts and corner turrets make this castle stand out even more than it does amongst the flat desert landscape. We walked right up to this castle and then entered it without issue. It has two stories, but we had... More 

Thank R0hanL
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first of the "desert castles" you see on the right if you're on the al-Azraq highway 40 coming out from Amman or Madaba. It's near the road, well signposted and anyway there's a power station nearby so it's easy to find. The ticket office and toilets are down a short lane and are down a slight slope... More 

Thank tarostra
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had a guide and spent 40 minutes here on our way back to Amman today. Beautiful, isolated location.

Thank Pam W
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to see some desert castles so we visited this one as one of three. It is in pretty good condition with stairs and rooms and a roof but there's not much else. Very little information at the site and it takes about 2 hours to get there and 10 minutes for a really good look.

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Just us and the wind have been there in that day :no guide, no visitors but the castle is in a good shape .

Thank AnaGB78
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This castle was visited as part of a tour of the Desert Castles. It is Situated just of the highway. It has been restored in part and when we visited there were no other people so we were able to explore at leisure. No much information at the site, only a couple of information plaque and of course a tent... More 

Thank s1151
Mermaid Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I must say that we were expecting something more "grand", as part of our Desert Castles Tour. We were the only ones there and we could walk around (and in and over and on top) freely. In half an hour we'd seen the lot.

Thank Dirk W
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a beautiful building. There are no guides so it would be a good idea to read up on it first. However, there is a detailed explanation of the building's history inside. The building is in need of restoration but it's easy to understand which parts are rooms or storage spaces, and there are lots of beautiful features to... More 

Thank LauraIstanbul
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Visited as part of the desert castle loop. It is situated off a major highway, but we were the only people visiting. There is a tent with refreshments and souvenirs, but not much information. Just inside the main entrance there is an information plaque, other than that there is no information. However, you get free rein to visit all rooms... More 

Thank daveashuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A big square block on the desert plain. Looks great. A bunch of rooms to walk through and the sheltered interior can be good for lunch. Pity it's right next to the highway.

Thank mrdom

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