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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  • Ajloun Castle sits atop a hill and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It has several rooms and tunnels, all well lit, as well as durbar halls and a church-like room with a mural on the...  more »
  • It is a strong used by the Arabs to fight the Crusaders, very well preserved with a wonderful view over the surrounding territory. It's worth a visit
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  • A wonderfully presented site, the fortress of whom we in the west called Saladin. Brilliant views and quite easy to see why this site was chosen for both defensive and communication reasons. A definit...  more »

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