Ajloun Fort, Jerash

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Take a tour of the 12th-century ruins of Ajloun Fort, a historic Muslim castle that was once the core of the town of Aljoun. The fort and castle were built in 1185 by a local emir, under the command of Saladin, the first sultan of Syria and Egypt. You can take a taxi or brave the uphill trek from the city to the fortress, where you’ll find a small museum that displays a variety of artifacts and relics. Explore the castle’s nooks and crannies, and enjoy the expansive views from the towering hill that overlooks the city. Before you head to Jerash, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jerash trip itinerary maker site , to make sure you see all that Jerash has to offer, including Ajloun Fort.
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  • The fort is about a half hour away from Jerash and be prepared for a steep climb up the hill to get to it and then approximately 150 steps to get to the top. The fort was built using the cut stone fro...  more »
  • Amazing fort that turned out to be much bigger than we thought at the beginning. It is a impressive place worth visiting.  more »
  • We really enjoyed this Fort is well preserved and full of charm, built by a General of Saladin against the Crusaders. Nearby there is also the place where the Prophet Elijah took to the sky on a chariot of fire.
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