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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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  • In the middle of nowhere to get this beautiful desert Castle against. Beautiful Arabian architecture. Half an hour pulling out.
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  • The purpose of this building is actually unclear and somewhat in dispute. It is actually believed to have been a sort of inn on the caravan highway between Damascus/Baghdad/Amman. From the outside, th...  more »
  • Who by Amman from a trip to the desert castles companies will, should here be sure to stop by. Beautiful building in nowhere, because the trappings only desert. The rooms on the upper floor are nicer than the basement. Then have a cup of coffee or water pipe with a very friendly man in a Bedouin tent in the parking lot!
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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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