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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. Make Ajloun Fort part of your personalized Jerash itinerary using our Jerash holiday planner.
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  • The site is massive. Every corner you turn reveals yet more of this impressive site, with still lots more covered with sand or the modern town. All the past is before you, cart ruts in the streets, ol...  more »
  • The tour of the castle is worth alone because of its fabulous views. But also absolutely worth seeing (especially the main dish with patio)
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  • I thought it would be a quick visit, but I was delighted to be able to take a castle inside, it is very large and well preserved, it was quite a pleasant surprise
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