Guide Category: Islamic Period

Qasr Kharana
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60 kilometres East of Amman on highway 40 in an arid part of the Syrian-Jordanian desert, Qasr Kharana welcomes tourists…
Qal’at Qatrana
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Qal’at Qatrana is located to the south of Qatrana village, 95km from Amman. The site comprises a fort, a large reservoir…
Qal’at Fassu’a
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Qal’at Fassu’a is located 2 km west of Muhattat Fassu‘a, on the Hijaz railway line and consists of a fort, two reservoir…
Qal’at Dab’a
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Qal‘at Dab‘a (previously Qal‘at Balqa‘) is located to the east of the Medieval Hajj road which passed through Zizia and …
Qasr Shebib
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One of Ottoman Hajj Forts, today known as Qasr Shebib, the fort stands in a prominent position on a spur between two wad…
Qal’at Al-Hasa
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Qat’al Al-Hasa is located 5 km northwest of Hejaz Railway Station. The site lies on the south bank of the main bed of th…
Qasr Al-Qastal
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Originally established as an Umayyad settlement in the 8th century by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, known mainly for b…
Qasr Ain Es-Sil
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Stretching east from Amman is a desert region bewildering in its size and ruthless climate, a place of sand and barren b…
Qasr Al-Mushatta
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Qasr Al-Mushatta (Winter Palace), the largest and most ambitious of the Umayyad palaces in Jordan, sits some 30 km south…
Qasr Amra
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Go back in time to the era of military campaigns and desert warfare as you explore Jordan’s imposing Desert Castles, man…
Qasr Mshash
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Although this rather large Umayyad settlement was once a grand city in the desert, today Mshash sadly lies in virtual ru…
Hammam As-Sarah
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Situated 2 km to the west of Qasr Al-Hallabat  Hammam As-Sarah is a bath complex that was used by visitors to Al-Hallaba…
Qasr Al-Hallabat
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Qasr Al-Hallabat, 30 km from Zarka and 60 km from Amman, is perhaps one of the most representative and important sites i…
Qasr Burqu
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One of the most magnificent and at the same time difficult to reach sites, Qasr Burqu lies in the middle of the Eastern …
Qasr Tuba
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The only Desert Castle that still lives up to its billing as a vast, carefully crafted, remote, fortified palace is Qasr…
Qasr Al-Muwaqqar
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Some 20 km from Amman en route to Qasr Kharana and Qasr Amra, the large reservoir at Al-Muwaqqar lies just south of Hwy …
Qasr Azraq
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Qasr Azraq is often included on day trips from Amman to the Desert Castles, along with Qasr Kharana and Qasr Amra, both …
Vaux Moise Castle
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Vaux Moise (Al Wu‘eira) is a small crusader castle founded by Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1116 as an outpost of the larger…