Official language: Arabic
Time zone: UTC+3 (summer), UTC+2 (winter)
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Masjid King Abdullah is one of a few mosques, to which everyone can enter, not only Muslims. It was erected in the 80’s of the last century and can house as many as 7000 people!
Amman can be an ideal starting point to visit the lowest situated place in the word – the Dead Sea. A great opportunity to have a relaxing bath in salty water, that has healthy qualities.
Rainbow Street is situated in the villa district of the city. It is worth to go there in the evening, cave in a cosy eatery and try local drinks. You can also go to a nearby Al-Pasha Turkish Bath – a traditional Turkish bath.
The capital of Jordan is the city of contrasts. There tradition connects with modernity, and wealth, splendour are slipping into the least attractive corners of Amman. Urban chaos, of which you can read in some guides of Amman, is ostensible. In reality each, even the weirdest from the perspective of Europeans, element of the city’s landscape, is an integral part of local culture, which makes it even more exciting.
Walking around the main street of the Old Town we will come across a thick network of stalls and shops, where you can buy coffee, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables. Al-Balad is full of life till late night hours. You can equip yourself with original souvenirs and taste traditional Arabian snacks, like falafel and baklawa. From the other side, the capital of Jordan isn’t missing modern shopping malls. Well-known worldwide brands can be found in exclusive complex Taj Mall or City Mall.
Amman is the city friendly for families with kids. During your stay it is worth to go to the museum for kids at King Hussein Park, where kids learn while having fun. In the touristic offer of Amman we can also find trekking and bike trips. Lovers of history won’t be disappointed while visiting the Archeological Museum in the Old Town or by treating themselves with a trip to a summit Jebel al-Qala’a, from which an incredible view for the city is outstretched. What’s more, special attention deserve the best preserved desert castle in Jordan, Kasr al-Charana and a Roman amphitheater in the very heart of the capital.
After a day full of attraction, it is worth to step by Hashem – one of the oldest restaurants in the city, where are served filling and cheap dishes based on local products. Magnificent vegetarian and vegan dishes are offered, among others, in Habibah Sweets and in a famous for its unique decor restaurant Kan Zamaan.
The capital of Jordan intrigues and encourages to whole day long journeys. One has the impression that the city never sleeps. That is indeed true. At every time in day and night you can get there warm dish in a restaurant or relax in one of the shisha spots.
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