Quseir Amra, Azraq

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#Castle, #Ruin, #Must See
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  • The Jordanian Badia was thriving with life in the past, yet, due to human activity, hunting and over grazing. It lost a lot of its natural heritage. The paintings remind us of this glamorous past. Amr...  more »
  • Quseir Amra is the most exquisite and beautiful castle near Amman. It is pretty close and must visit. Beautiful, colorful frescoes are amazing.  more »
  • We visited several castles in the desert, and when we didn't already expect nothing, took us to this. From outside it is not very different from the rest, a little smaller, they are two buildings, but is in the middle of nowhere in the desert, and the expectations were very low. On the outside, as usual. Rock and heat, sand and dust. To see if it ends soon and we go back to the vehicle with air conditioning and we spent a visit better. You enter, and don't believe it. Suddenly the walls are filled with frescoes of animals and people and questions this is not forbidden by the Muslim religion? Yes, but it turns out that this enclave was the luxury of a banished Prince riding, and decorated it with everything he had forbidden. The walls are decorated with frescoes, they are recovering more, and the truth is that, in addition to surprising, it's very nice. Highly recommended and the best of the day.
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  • Artwork is amazing! Definitely worth a stop. If you see a tour group walking down just wait ten minutes for them to leave, the inside is small and it will much more enjoyable if you have the place basically to yourself.
  • Small hunting resort incorrectly called a castle. The paintings inside are definitely worth the the visit. Also a decently preserved example of Umayyad architecture and a World Heritage Site. The small museum at the entrance to the site is very informative.
  • On a secluded area near Jordan boder with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. But it's a beautiful small castle. Well preserved.
  • Amazingly well preserved frescoes of abayyid secular life. The local guide is also excellent and at 5JD a bargain.
  • Although the place is a bit far (from Amman) it was really worth it. The paintings are amazing. A local guide (who you should tip after) is really worth it, as he explains you the meaning of the frescos. ATTENTION: at the end they brought us to the beduin tent in the front to drink a tea. There was a guy who apparently worked for the Jordan Tourism Board. That's why we were even more upset when they asked us 3 dinar for the three little cups of tea. Maybe it was just a case because of him but you should better ask for the price before.
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