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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert castles” (28 reviews)
“two stories” (2 reviews)
“ancient inn” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent about 1/2 day driving throughout the desert and hit 3 different ruins. This was most interesting but still didn't seem like a must do unless you have an extra 1/2 day. Worth noting, we were there in April and we were the only...More

Thank EricC883
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will definitely need a car to get there, so make this castle part of a major visit to several other desert castles in the area. It is one of the biggest and best preserved castles in Jordan. Sadly no facilities or any touristic promotion...More

Thank issa81 .
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place, simple, original unimproved. To walk through the rooms you have to stop and let your eyes adjust before proceeding.

Thank glmeldo
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Qasr Kharranais supposedly a fort and a resthouse in the olden days for weary caravans; today it is a desert castle of sorts. There are several rooms that can be explored and the castle is in a rectangular layout. The windows design from the...More

Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 30 December 2017

this palace is really huge with more than 60 rooms! It is well preserved and is really worth going there.

Thank Ahmad Q
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The building is visible very far away: looks odd and enigmatic. It is interesting to visit in its intricate structure.

Thank mtlag0
Reviewed 25 October 2017

While called a "castle," as the desert structures in this area are, this one actually looks like it could have been some kind of fortress from the outside. In actuality, while there is some controversy over the exact use of this interesting structure, scholars lean...More

Thank Gypsypirate49
Reviewed 23 October 2017

You should see this "desert castle" with a knowledgeable guide who can provide you with some context and information about this structure and point out the interesting features. It really needs to be experienced: it was interesting to see how the construction was able to...More

Thank franlie1
Reviewed 12 September 2017

There seem to be lots of castles and forts in Jordan and this is a fine example. There are a few information boards dotted around, and this is best seen via a guided tour, which I did, where the history of the castle was explained....More

Thank livelifet0thefull
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

All the desert structures are called "Castle" (actually palace in Arabic). In this case, it is an old hotel on the caravan route to Baghdad. It's in great shape and right off the road. It doesn't take long to see it but it's nice that...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
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