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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  • 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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  • Karak is an amazing fort, really well restored with lots of places to wander around and see. There's not a lot of information in the sits, so it's easy to miss stuff or feel a little lost. We weren't ...  more »
  • We stopped here on the way from Amman to Petra. Lots of interesting history about the reign of the Islamic past. Not surprising that ISIS never sought entry into Jordan and used the Castle as their temporary fortifications. Wear your Sandals because it is necessary to climb a bit. A beautiful view of the Castle.
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  • 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.
  • One of the most famous archeological sites of Jordan. An amazing place to visit & enjoy your weekend getaway.
  • There are a lot of cool nooks and crannies in the castle to explore. There are also some great views. Salahaddin used this castle.

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