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Qasr al-Kharrana, Amman

#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Amman
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Built around the year 700, Qasr al-Kharrana remains one of the region's earliest examples of Islamic architecture, as well as one of its most-recognized desert castles. This site serves as a popular attraction near Amman, drawing visitors with its well-preserved limestone appearance. While touring this attraction, don't miss viewing the upstairs graffito, an engraved wall marking that dates back to 710. Make Qasr al-Kharrana part of your personalized Amman itinerary using our Amman holiday planner.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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.....  more »

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