Jordan: Repository of ancient treasures and museums

Ideal for families seeking memorable vacations
2024-05-19
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/ New Delhi
Jordan: Repository of ancient treasures
Jordan: Repository of ancient treasures and museums

Museums are amongst the top touristic sites in Jordan

A repository of historical architecture, Jordan is home to some of the most fascinating sites, including the Ottoman Empire Castles and amphitheatres from the Roman era. Its treasures are now housed in several museums.
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Globally Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is often associated with heritage and Bedouin culture, the true essence of this remarkable country lies in its diverse landscapes, historical landmarks, vibrant urban life, and rich cultural marvels. 

In a press statement, Visit Jordan, the official tourism board, says that for over a century, travellers have been drawn to the Middle East, yet Jordan has only recently emerged as a destination for tourism. It offers an ideal setting for families seeking a memorable vacation experience.

Jordan appeals to those who enjoy blending ancient exploration with leisurely pursuits, but its evolving tourism landscape continually introduces new and exciting opportunities. 

With an array of activities and attractions, Jordan caters to a wide range of interests. Whether it is exploring the ancient wonders of Petra, camping amidst the stunning landscapes of Wadi Rum, snorkelling in the Red Sea, experiencing the buoyancy of the Dead Sea, tackling mountain trails in Wadi Mujib or simply indulging in shopping and entertainment, Jordan offers a comprehensive horizon for visitors to enjoy.

The country is blessed with a fantastic climate all year round, with guaranteed sunshine for eight months of the year. Autumn and spring are especially pleasant, showcasing the best of what Jordan has to offer:

Jordan Archaeological Museum

Located at the Citadel, this museum showcases an excellent collection of antiquities ranging from prehistoric times to the 15th century.

Jordan Folklore Museum

At the end of the Roman Theatre stage in the Coliseum, this museum displays the traditional costumes of Jordan’s citizens. Displayed here is lovely embroidery, beautiful antique jewellery, domestic utensils, and a collection of mosaics from churches in Jordan.

Jordan Museum of Popular Traditions

This museum displays the traditional costumes of Jordan’s people, including lovely embroidery and beautiful antique jewellery. It also houses a collection of mosaics from Madaba and several Byzantine churches. It is located at the end of the Roman Theatre.

Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

This gallery hosts a superb collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and ceramics by contemporary Jordanian and international artists. It aims to encourage cultural diversity and promote art from the Islamic and developing world.

Martyr’s Memorial

This monumental building, located at Sports City, houses a chronological display of military history and memorabilia starting from the Great Arab Revolt of 1916 to the present day.

Hejaz Railway

The Hejaz Railway is considered to be one of the heritage milestones in the modern history of Jordan for its connection to the Great Arab Revolt. In addition to that, one of the Hejaz Railway buildings located in Ma’an city has had the honour of being the official headquarters of the late King Abdullah I. Further, the railway was honoured for one of its trains being used for his Majesty’s trip from Ma’an city to Amman.

Downtown Amman

An area alive with diversity and character, with its colours, aromas, and crowds of people, the Balad is a place to experience true Amman. The Citadel is a good place to begin your tour of the archaeological sites of the city. From there, you can visit the Roman Theatre, various museums, long-standing shops selling souvenirs and antiques, and several local cafes and restaurants.

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