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Exploring the Modern Side of Amman

While Jordan certainly has a rich history and plenty of age-old traditions, in the capital of Amman it’s possible to have a number of modern experiences. Whether you’re looking to stroll hipster neighborhoods, sample organic wines or dance to talented DJs it’s possible in Amman. To help you plan your trip, here are some suggestions for discovering modern Amman.

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April 7, 2014 by
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Must-Have Cultural Experiences in Jordan

For those who love cultural journeys, Jordan is a great destination. In this inviting Middle Eastern nation, culture abounds through biblical attractions, delicious food and wine, Bedouin heritage and much more. To help you plan your trip, here are some must-have cultural experiences in Jordan.

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February 25, 2014 by
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Rainbow Street in Amman

Enjoying coffee at a cafe on Rainbow Street in Amman. Photo courtesy of young shanahan via Flickr.

´╗┐Rainbow Street in Amman is the city’s most famous and important thoroughfare. Known for its traffic and plethora cafes, the street lies in one of Amman’s most walkable neighborhoods, with plenty of bookshops, antique stores and restaurants where the city’s residents come to socialize.

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January 28, 2014 by
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Exploring Jordan’s Rich History

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Although the most popular, Petra isn’t the only historical site in Jordan as the country features a rich heritage.

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November 5, 2013 by
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The Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark

Tucked away in the hills near Shuneh ash-Shamaliyyeh, the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark offers a rare opportunity for ecotourism in Jordan.

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October 8, 2013 by
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Madaba, the City of Mosaics

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Madaba is a historically and culturally-rich city best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. On every street you’ll find shops, artisans, churches and other attractions showcasing the city’s beautiful mosaics.

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September 25, 2013 by
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Nightlife Guide to Amman

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For those traveling to Jordan who enjoy after-hours exploring, Amman is home to a vibrant nightlife scene. Featuring everything from relaxed pubs to trendy lounges to energetic nightclubs, you’ll be able to find a venue that suits your needs. To help you navigate the many choices for nightlife in Amman, here are some top picks.

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September 10, 2013 by
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Aqaba, Jordan’s Only Coastal City

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While Jordan is over 80% desert, the country is also home to tropical and Mediterranean climates. Because of this, you’ll be able to experience a variety of landscapes, as well atmospheres and activity offerings. That being said, there is only one city where you can experience Jordan’s balmy coast: Aqaba.

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August 22, 2013 by
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan

Situated at the crossroads between East and West, the desert kingdom of Jordan has a history that stretches back to the dawn of civilization. During its long and turbulent history, Jordan has played host to a number of ancient civilizations, many of which left their indelible mark on these desert lands. Many remnants of this ancient history survive today and have been made UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Petra, Quseir Amra, Um er-Rasas and Wadi Rum.

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August 13, 2013 by
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Jordan’s Top Biblical Experiences

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Jordan is well-known for its Biblical history, as the country was the setting for Bible stories of Moses, John, Paul Elijah and many other famous Biblical figures. Luckily, these many sacred and historical sites that tell fascinating stories relating to Jordan’s spiritual history still exist today. Some must-see biblical attractions in Jordan include:

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July 29, 2013 by
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