Kerak Castle, Dead Sea Region

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Visit Kerak Castle, built by the crusaders, and later occupied by Arab rulers and the Ottoman Empire. The castle was completed in 1161, becoming the seat of the lord of Transjordan, until it was captured and ransacked by Saladin. Explore the vast castle walls and the stone chambers, by yourself or with a local guide who can point out interesting spots and historical facts. Enjoy the expansive views of the town below, and pay a visit to the archaeological museum within the castle. Arrange to visit Kerak Castle and other attractions in Karak using our Karak holiday maker website .
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  • Recommend visiting this castle which contains the build of the Mamluk and Crusader Saladin's era and still a lot of buildings and their parts list yet despite a succession of civilizations and weather and earthquakes it easy accessible from the capital of Oman tourist areas in the South but need more attractions Tags and explain the Smithsonian constantly ships when I visited the castle was under maintenance or renewal
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  • One of the oldest defensive castles of Jordan, Kerak is interesting place to visit. The castle was built on arches and tunnels. Several big and small sized arches in multiple floors make the castles i...  more »
  • This castle is worth a visit if you travel between Petra and the dead sea. It is filled with history and interesting. I recommend you to visit it with a guide to not "only" look... The view of the surrounding area is very beautiful. The city of Karak itself is clogged - anticipate so enough time to enter and exit the city.
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  • Awesome huge castle, my father and I got lost twice cause it's that big atleast 50 rooms. It's definitely a must visit and would take 2.5 hrs to see most of the castle.
  • I found Karak Castle interesting. You can have an idea how ancient people were strong people who were able to built a castle with great stones. The Castle is large and on the mountain, it is protected naturally.
  • Very beautiful Castle. Nice historic story to it. Fee is very reasonable. Lot to see. Suitable for bigger children, but under supervision.
  • Large and well preserved castle. Also has nice views over the surrounding area. It really needs some signs and explanations on-site. Expected some more information on such a large and advertised location.
  • Nice to see if it is on your way and if you have time but not a necessity unless you are fan of old castles.

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