Kerak de Moab Castle, Dead Sea Region

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Visit Kerak de Moab 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 de Moab Castle and other attractions in Karak using our Karak holiday maker website .
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  • I came here on my way between Petra and Amman, and it was well worth the stop. The entry fee is minimal, especially given how well-preserved the monument is. You can easily walk through the...  more »
  • Like a big maze, this well-preserved castle is almost impossible to find your way around. As nice as it is to explore for yourself, trying to figure out what is what based on the guidebooks is just...  more »
  • Kerak Castle is a perfect example of Jordan's centuries-old history. Once a Crusader stronghold and the scene of bloody battles, it is still intact and stunning. The heavy fortification hints to...  more »
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  • In the middle of the town. Massive. Took an hour to look round.
  • Road to this place is more interesting then castle. Of you have nothing to do you can go there other wise it's waist of time. Not super interesting. In Amman you have better ruins.
  • Very nice, lots of places and rooms to explore. Explanations in English in most rooms. It's like a maze, you can wander around for a few hours and still find hidden treasures. The view is amazing too. A guide will give you more in-depth information, but you can easily do it alone. I think you see actually more of the place without one.
  • Beautiful place to wander around with a lot of intact rooms to view. The views from the castle over the surrounding areas are great.
  • Pleasantly surprised by this location. It has an incredible history, and stunning views looking out across Jordon. It only takes a couple of hours to explore, and is a must see spot on the way to Petra. Tip: be careful about eating around the local food stores, they will rip off tourists. Make sure to confirm prices first, before ordering.
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