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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. Add Kerak Castle to your Dead Sea Region travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Dead Sea Region travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a powerful site wit some very well preserved areas. Some climbing is needed to get the best out of the views, bring a torch to view the underground areas. Note the gates close sharp at 4:00pm  more »
  • wonderful crusader castle, very well preserved, required a lot more excavation still, but is HUGE and you can really explore the cavernous spaces inside the walls. You can park right next to the castl...  more »
  • The Kerak Castle is located directly on the road from Petra to Amman. Beautiful fortress, without tourists! Only you should still need time because the road is often blocked. Visit the wonderful views and then another "Grand Canyon"!
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  • Try and get one of the elder tour gentlemen who roam the castle. The feeling of shock and AWE when the narrative and the crooked pathways makes it worthwhile
  • Big castle. Seems the town itself is the castle. However security guys ask for tip although I think they are already being paid by government.
  • Home of Mamluks and Crusaders, Baldwin and Selahaddin
  • Medieval crusader castle in great condition. A bit of a detour off the main highway, but we'll worth it. You'll be rewarded with stunning vistas and plenty of unhindered exploration of the castle grounds.
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