Amman City | Capital of the Jordanian Kingdom

Amman, the capital of Jordan is a fascinating, historic and modern city of contrasts that lie between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. The city is unique and rich. The city's shopping centre, with traditional cafés or small artisan shops, coexists with modern buildings, hotels, luxurious restaurants, art galleries and boutiques.

The districts of Amman are diverse and range in the cultural and historical context, from the bustle of the city center markets to the art galleries of Jabal Lweibdeh and the modern shopping district of Abdali.

The city of Amman covers a very large area and covers 19 hills, or "jebels". It is the modern - but also the ancient - capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Known as Rabbath-Ammon during the Iron Age and later as Philadelphia, the ancient city that was once part of the League of Decapolis, today it boasts a population of around 4 million people.

Amman often called the white city because of the small limestone houses, offer a great variety of historical sites. Numerous restorations and excavations are underway which have brought to light the remains of the Neolithic, Hellenistic, and Late Roman and Arab-Islamic periods.

The site known as the Amman Citadel includes many structures, such as the Temple of Hercules, the Umayyad Palace, and the Byzantine Church. At the foot of the Citadel is the 6,000-seat Roman Theater, a deep basin carved into the hill and still used today for cultural events. Another recently restored theater is the 500-seat Odeon, which is used for concerts. The three museums in the area offer an insight into history and culture and are the Archaeological Museum of Jordan, the Folklore Museum, and the Museum of Popular Traditions.

A well-traveled bridge between sea and desert, east and west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the Jordan Valley, fertile, ever-changing, to the remote desert canyons, immense and still. Visitors can explore splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the restful waters of the Red Sea. 

Visit Jordan and enjoy the best tours in Jordan and Jordan travel packages and tours 2020/2021 customized by Cairo Top Tours tour consultantschoose between some of Jordan Holidays with the best Jordan tours itineraries, and discover one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

Also check our Jordan Excursions and Day tours, Cairo Day Tours and our Egypt Vacations:

Experience our incredible range of Jordan Excursions, Jordan Day Tours, and Things to do in Jordan through Cairo Top Tours wide selection of Trips in Jordan to Petra, Amman, the Dead Sea, Kerak, Jerash, and the vast desert of Wadi Rum. Choose from a variety of Jordan Day Trips and tours from Amman and our tours from Aqaba Port. Discover more!

Also try our tailor-made Egypt combined tours from Cairo Top Tours are travel packages in Egypt, Egypt Luxury tours or Cairo day tours from airport combined with tours in Jordan and other Middle-Eastern destinations that mix the taste of the Egyptian history and the Jordanian culture and captivating landscape along with fun and recreation in Egypt, Jordan, Dubai, and Lebanon. Choose your destinations from our variety of Egypt tours and Cairo Day Tours with Egypt combined Tours. Live once in a lifetime adventure and ride the camel or horseback during your tour to Giza Pyramid and the Egyptian museum. We have some of the top expert guides to provide you with a trip you won't forget!

Browse from our tours in Jordan: