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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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  • very impressive from the outside building in the middle of the desert. Also exciting from the inside, although not super spectacular. But me its verwinkelnden rooms definitely worth a visit. Fun was a local school (is probably also aif whose sightseeing to do BB´s), which has hardly contact with tourists all very nice kids - that's why this many Selfies had to keep here -
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  • This is a beautiful building. There are no guides so it would be a good idea to read up on it first. However, there is a detailed explanation of the building's history inside. The building is in need ...  more »
  • Visited as part of the desert castle loop. It is situated off a major highway, but we were the only people visiting. There is a tent with refreshments and souvenirs, but not much information. Just ins...  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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