Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins. It is the residence of the king and the seat of government.
Top sights in Amman are – Citadel, Jordan museum, Roman Theatre, Darat Al Funun, Qasr Al Abad, and Royal Automobile Museum.
Aqaba is the jewel of the Red Sea and the only coastal city in Jordan. Its beach resorts are popular for windsurfing and other water sports, and the area is a top destination for scuba divers, with notable dive sites including the Yamanieh Coral Reef in the Aqaba Marine Park.
Wadi Rum (known as the Valley of the Moon) is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in Southern Jordan. It is a spectacularly scenic desert valley that features dramatic sandstone mountains and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge.
The Dead Sea borders Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400 m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. Its famously hypersaline water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments at area resorts.
The City of Petra is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Its most famous structure is 45 m high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate Greek-style facade known as “The Treasury”.
The ancient city of Jerash is one of the most popular attractions in Jordan. It is considered one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy and its history goes back more than 6,500 years.