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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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  • This castle was visited as part of a tour of the Desert Castles. It is Situated just of the highway. It has been restored in part and when we visited there were no other people so we were able to expl...  more »
  • Not initially anticipated in our program we were able to go the last day. Superb example of what could be a Caravanserai (if this was a...).
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  • I must say that we were expecting something more "grand", as part of our Desert Castles Tour. We were the only ones there and we could walk around (and in and over and on top) freely. In half an hour ...  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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