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Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman
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The eighth-century castle built on a desert caravan road is most famous for its ornate baths.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Azraq, Jordan
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"hunting lodge"
in 8 reviews
"bath house"
in 7 reviews
"a unesco world heritage site"
in 5 reviews
"desert castles"
in 11 reviews
"rest house"
in 3 reviews
"on site"
in 3 reviews
"bedouin tent"
in 2 reviews
"mosaic flooring"
in 2 reviews
"have a good time"
in 2 reviews
"roman bath"
in 2 reviews
"fresco paintings"
in 2 reviews
"islamic art"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful frescoes"
in 2 reviews
"restoration work"
in 2 reviews
"zodiac"
in 7 reviews
"interior"
in 8 reviews
"palace"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Once a private home built they say in 7th century when images were acceptable and the land around was full of vegetation. Somehow the images are supposed to have survived 1300 years. Hmmm. It's a UNESCO world heritage site so must be something. But was...More

Thank Charbala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best among Desert's Castles, because of its very interesting frescos of Omyyad Age. It was a place used for diplomatic and informal meetings, where people could enjoy and rest after the warm and dry desert: so these frescos aren't only religious, but...More

Thank Luca C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The Jordanian Badia was thriving with life in the past, yet, due to human activity, hunting and over grazing. It lost a lot of its natural heritage. The paintings remind us of this glamorous past. Amra might seem a bit isolated today, but over a...More

1  Thank Mohammad A
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Quseir Amra is the most exquisite and beautiful castle near Amman. It is pretty close and must visit. Beautiful, colorful frescoes are amazing.

Thank Marina1701
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Qasr Amra is around 2 hours away from Amman by road and it looks quite small and unimpressive from the outside. But the moment you step through its doors, you're sure to be taken aback. You'll see fresco paintings on the walls and the ceilings,...More

Thank CorporateProphet
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I pass by this attraction on my way home(hotel). The guard (guide) was very friendly and took us to a tour. He very detailed explained every thing about this attraction. He even answers some additional question. "this is my castle. welcome to my castle..." he...More

3  Thank Georgi G
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

If you are doing the desert castles tour don't miss this place. It might look small but the inside is filled with frescoes. It was a hunting lodge/rest house for the Ummayads of Damascus. From the paintings, it seems they knew how to have a...More

1  Thank stonewithnomoss
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

As per the previous reviews, the mosaics and frescoes here are amazing, but have recently sustained damage from vandalism. Only one guard on duty during the day, and a flimsy lock on the door. Surely as a UNESCO world heritage site, more can be done...More

1  Thank mjhtnt
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

It doesn't look impressive from the outside due to the colour and size but wait until you go inside and prepare to be wowed! Small so they only allow 20 people in at a time ( we were the only two there during that 1...More

1  Thank WMBandit
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Not really a castle or palace. It's small hunting house with beautiful fresco - and the most interesting part - nude women on one of the room. Not special if it was built by Roman. considering the location, era and culture at that time, it...More

Thank wisnu315
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