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Jordan : When and where to go?
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Jordan: Climate & Weather
The climate could be described as a desert type although softer and more temperate in certain areas. In the eastern areas the weather is less stifling.
7°C - 45°F
Amman, updated 02:00 GMT
What to do in Jordan
Jordan is a singular destination for its legendary warmth, the atmospheric ruins from several civilizations and the magnificent colors.
Amman, the capital, is maybe not the most attractive city, but it is warm and has some interesting museums, a Roman theatre, a fortress, and you can visit the nearby Jerash ruins.
On the other hand, Petra is a magical place that alone justifies your visit to this country: A natural rocky landscape in which can be seen impressive monuments dating from the 6th century BC, the site is full of wonders; the royal tombs, the monastery, the Khazneh, and the magnificent colors... Try to visit it in the morning or at dusk.
Wadi Rum is another truly breathtaking scene to discover in Jordan: In this vertical desert with rock formations, you will be taken aback by the incomparable landscape which is best explored through driving an ATV.
Aqaba is a city on the Red Sea; an attractive and popular resort, especially in winter, when diving enthusiasts flock to explore its fascinating seabed.
In the eastern desert, do not miss the "castles" of the ancient Umayyad Caliphs.
Jordan : The basics
Several airlines operate between Amman and various European capitals.
A visa is required to enter the country, ask for it when you arrive.
The currency in circulation is the Jordanian Dinar.
The budget required is not very expensive: A meal in a restaurant will cost about €7 or €8, and a double room often less than €30.
There are no particular health issues but it is advisable to avoid drinking tap water, and protect yourself from the sun in summer.
To travel within the country, buses are very comfortable and minibuses and taxis are very affordable.
For those who want to take home some souvenirs, popular and interesting examples include copper or silver teapots, hookah kits, traditional keffiyeh, hand-woven rugs, mosaics, embroidered caftans, and bottles of sand.
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