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Qasr al-Kharrana, Amman

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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. Before you head to Amman, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Amman tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Amman has to offer, including Qasr al-Kharrana.
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  • It is advised that you read about a site before visiting to learn its secrets or private tour guide accompanying guides you and makes you feel the importance of place and his secrets and his legacy that quiet location and all to enjoy the heritage and civilization.
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  • Our 3rd "Castle in the desert", approach beautiful, impressive building. Access is very well laid out, nice trail stony but easy. The building looks like a castle, with 2 floors and the towers at the corners. Once inside, the towers are full, so not defensive, the loopholes are oddly placed, never served? A large courtyard gives an impression of serenity. Large stairs lead to the many parts of the floor with a vaulted ceiling. It seems that this fort was built in the 8th century, but it was not clear what it was intended.
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  • We had a guide and spent 40 minutes here on our way back to Amman today. Beautiful, isolated location.  more »
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  • This castle is one that is easily accessible if you take the 'desert castles' circular drive out of Amman, and is one of the best I think. It is an imposing site with surprises inside like well preserved mosaics. Worth the drive for sure.
  • Visited on the 8th October 1980 whilst travelling overland in my Landrover from the Sultanate of Oman to the UK accompanied by girlfriend Dawn Havey. Qasr Kharana very remote but in remarkable condition, built circa AD 711.
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  • A beautiful rectangular building. Airy and cool. Surrounded by nothing but not so prepared water?
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