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Ajloun Fort, Jerash

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#12 of 36 in Historic Sites in Jordan
Ruin Tourist Spot
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. Make Ajloun Fort part of your personalized Jerash itinerary using our Jerash holiday planner.
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  • Other beautiful and interesting visit to strong Jordanians whose Ajloun is perhaps the most beautiful. Other reason more to visit a country little touristy but wonderful.
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  • The ancient castle of Saladin built by the Arabs to defend themselves against the Crusaders is very well preserved. It is worth to stop and see then the 360 degrees panorama
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  • You will need your own transport to get here or be part of a tour. You buy the ticket at the bottom of the hill and then you can drive or walk up to the main gate from there. The castle is very well e...  more »

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