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Qasr al-Kharrana

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Qasr al-Kharrana

316 Reviews
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Amman Petra Full-Day Trip

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If you have time for one side trip from Amman, make it Petra. Carved 2,300 years ago by the Nabataeans, this southern Jordan UNESCO-listed rock city is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. This private tour whisks you there and back in a day by private air-conditioned vehicle and with an itinerary customizable to your wishes. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included, with optional local guiding at Petra at own expense.
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kr0elle wrote a review Feb. 2021
Amman, Jordan919 contributions213 helpful votes
Located in the middle of the desert, an hour's drive from Amman, this castle looks inconspicuous at first, but if you approach you will be baffled by this well-preserved time-journey into the age of the caravans. It's a nice place to explore. However, you would definitely need a guide, as explanations are scarce. Also, please do not let your children roam freely inside the castle as some parts aren't secured properly.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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AparnaK wrote a review Apr. 2020
Frisco, Texas391 contributions38 helpful votes
This was one of the first desert castles we visited . Considering that it is pretty out there they had quiet a few markings and boards explaining about the place . It was quiet and peaceful to visit . Although not too many details on the walls and everything considering when it was built it is still in good shape .
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Date of experience: March 2020
sllim2015 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Singapore, Singapore340 contributions107 helpful votes
Qasr-al-Kharrnah was an impressive structure to visit. The castle towers above the desert and is one of the best preserved desert castles, representing an example of early Islamic art and architecture. Best for photography.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Vandy10 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Bangalore, India167 contributions104 helpful votes
The first desert castle we visited. It apparently was never a castle but served as an inn for travelers. A commanding structure from the outside but the inside is in a dilapidated condition. Still it is worth stopping here to explore, since it’s in the desert castle loop. We visited it on our own and reading up before hand is a good idea. Good for photography.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Susan S wrote a review Jan. 2020
Jerusalem, Israel155 contributions46 helpful votes
This castle does not disappoint and it was a true shelter from a severe dust and wind storm. It is an Umayyad castle from the 8th century and once inside has been somewhat renovated. The owner of the land on which it stands is in the Bedouin tent next door. Very hospitable and try the chai tea.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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