Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a city known for the fusiton of the ancient and the modern. This oldest inhabited place of the world is situated on seven hills between the Jordan Valley and the desert. Although modernism is seeping into the city yet it is dotted with the remnants of ancient civilizations. White-stoned houses, Shwarma stands, falafel joints, kebab stalls, traditional coffee shops and souqs are seen along side with modern buildings, small restaurants, hotels, boutiques and art galleries.
Come visit this amazing city and sip rich Arabian coffee in the afternoon sunshine by booking flights to Amman, Jordan with Royal Jordanian Airlines. As you travel from the West to East Amman, you will experience different living styles. The downtown area, ‘Balad’ is the old Amman that consists of tiny artisans’ workshops, traditional businesses in the form of souqs, shops, and street vendors. On the other hand, the West Amman has popular American restaurants and fast-food outlets Asian fusion restaurants, Italian trattorias and French bistros.
Amman has a rich history being inhabited by various civilizations, the evidence of which is seen littered in the downtown area. You can begin touring the city form the Citadel from atop Jabal al-Qala’a which has Byzantine, Roman and early Islamic remains. It has al-Qasr which is the Umayyad Palace Complex, the Temple of Hercules, remains of a small Byzantine basilica and Jordan Archeological Museum which exhibits a collection of antiquities form the prehistoric times to the 15th century.
Not far from the Citadel, you can visit the remains from the Roman times of the Roman Amphitheater, the Odeon Theater and Nymphaeum fountain. Amman also has a lot of museums such as the Jordan Folklore Museum, Museum of Popular Traditions and Martyr’s Memorial among others. The Ottoman style mosque, the Grand Husseini Mosque and the King Abdullah Mosque are beautiful architectures that are a must-see.
Amman will surely tempt you with its rich Arabic coffee and sweet, scrumptious delicious pastries from the typical downtown coffee house. Book yourself and your family on flights to Amman, Jordan to explore this thriving metropolis. Don’t forget to view the sunset from the Citadel and when you match it with the call for prayer, the unforgettable memory will linger in your mind for years to come.
The Jordanian people are very friendly and hospitable, and this will surely charm you to get your airline tickets to Amman, Jordan with Royal Jordanian Airlines. They give a warm welcome to all the visitors who come to their city by proudly showing them their rich culture and historical sites. When you are tired after your long day, just grab an Argeelah, the traditional Hubble-Bubble water pipe and watch the locals going about their lives.