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Jordan Flag The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a country located in the Middle East. The Sultanate of Oman is a country located in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninisula. It borders Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the West Bank, as well having a short coast on the Gulf of Aqaba (part of the Red Sea) where the country's only seaport, Aqaba, is located.

As of 2009, the population of Jordan was estimated as being 6,316,000. The country's capital and largest city is Amman, which, as of 2005, had a population of 1,919,000.

Jordan Country Details


Country Name Jordan
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Flag Jordan Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Amman


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Lonely Planet Jordan (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Paul Clammer

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (352 pages)

Lonely Planet Jordan (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Jordan*

Lonely Planet Jordan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient city of Petra, experience life in the desert wilderness at a Bedouin camp and float in the Dead Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jordan and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Jordan Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - archaeology, Biblical sites, people, society, traditional crafts, cuisine, etiquette, landscapes, wildlife.
  • Over 44 maps
  • Covers Ammam, Jerash, Irbid, Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt Nebo, Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Musa, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Desert Highway, Azraq and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Jordan, our most comprehensive guide to Jordan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jenny Walker and Paul Clammer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Jordan. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, February 2014-January 2015

The Rough Guide to Jordan
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2016-11-15
Paperback (416 pages)

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The Rough Guide to Jordan is the definitive guide to the most alluring corner of the Middle East. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, lift the lid on this fascinatingly diverse country.

Explore the world wonder that is Petra, an ancient city carved from rose-red mountain cliffs. Roam the sands of Wadi Rum in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, then relax on golden beaches at Aqaba, Jordan's beautiful Red Sea resort. You'll find full-color pictures and maps throughout, alongside insider tips on getting the best out of a visit to Amman, the buzzing Jordanian capital, as well as Crusader castles and stunningly well-preserved Roman cities. Float your cares away on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, or take in spectacular views over the Dana Biosphere Reserve. At every point, The Rough Guide to Jordan steers you to the best hotels, cafes, restaurants, and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, firsthand opinions.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Jordan.

Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

Jordan Handbook: Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea (Footprint - Handbooks)
By Jessica Lee

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Jordan Handbook: Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea (Footprint - Handbooks)
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Jordan is an enticing, curious mix of new and old. From the glass-and-steel high rises of Amman to the goat hair tents of the Bedouin in Wadi Rum, this tiny country also abounds in ancient ruins. Petra is undisputedly the jewel in Jordan's crown; a vast site of pink-tinged façades hewn into craggy rock faces. From floating in the Dead Sea to adventure activities in the desert, Footprint's Handbook will help you make the most of Jordan's highlights.

  • Practicalities section with indispensable information on getting there and around.
  • Highlights map and inspirational colour section, so you know what not to miss.
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and relax.
  • Detailed street maps for Amman, the main entry point for Jordan, as well as other key destinations

From the shimmering blue blaze of world's saltiest lake to the soft rose hues of Petra's mighty Treasury, this concise Footprint Handbook will show you the the best of Jordan withoutweighing you down.
Jordan (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Carole French

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (320 pages)

Jordan (Bradt Travel Guide)
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With its stunning Red Sea resorts and Blue Flag beaches, world famous heritage sites, deserts and sophisticated capital, Jordan is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination. Bringing this fabulous country to life through words, Carole French discusses Jordan’s history and culture, eco projects, wildlife and marine life, desert treks, markets and malls. With chapters on the main cities and regions of Jordan, from Amman, to Jeresh, Madaba, Aqabab and the Red Sea, this guide will aid anyone planning their first trip to this magnificent country.

Lonely Planet Jordan (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (352 pages)

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#1 best-selling guide to Jordan*

Lonely Planet Jordan is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the sun set over the honeycombed landscape of Petra, witness a chariot race in Jerash, or float in the Dead Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jordan and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Jordan Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, crafts, archaeology, Islam, politics, environment, landscapes, and cuisine
  • Over 45 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Travel with Children, and Walking Tours
  • Coverage of Amman, Petra, Wadi Musa, Jerash, Irbid, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, the Desert Highway, Madaba, the King's Highway, Azraq, the Eastern Desert Highway , and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Jordan, our most comprehensive guide to Jordan, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Jenny Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Bestselling guide to Jordan Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, March 2011 to February 2012.

Fodor's Israel (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-07-21
Paperback (528 pages)

Fodor s Israel (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical places like Jerusalem and Galilee come alive. Colorful features in Fodor's Israel help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on the Dead Sea, Masada, and Israeli wine
· Coverage of Jerusalem, Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Haifa and the Northern Coast, Lower Galilee, Upper Galilee and the Golan, Eilat and the Negev, Petra
· Side trip to Jordan
Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sofia Barbarani, Virginia Maxwell, Anthony Sattin & Jenny Walker

Lonely Planet Publications
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Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Middle East is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be awed by the grandeur of Istanbul's Aya Sofia, contemplate history at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, and explore the wonder of Giza's Pyramids; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Middle East and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Middle East:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, architecture, cuisine, arts, landscape, environment, traveller etiquette, safe travel, women travellers
  • Over 75 maps
  • Covers Egypt, Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Middle East, our most comprehensive guide to the Middle East, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Turkey, Egypt or Iran? Check out Lonely Planet's Turkey, Egypt or Iran guides for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer.
  • Also check out Lonely Planet Istanbul, a detailed guide to the city's most renowned attractions, or Pocket Istanbul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Sofia Barbarani, Jessica Lee, Virginia Maxwell, Daniel Robinson, Anthony Sattin, Andy Symington, Jenny Walker

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Jerusalem & the Holy Land (Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides)
By Kate Poole

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2000-03-15
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The guide that shows you what other travel books only tell you!

Flanked by Africa, Asia, and Europe, the Holy Land encompasses Israel, Palestine, and parts of Jordan and Egypt. Jerusalem is the walled city at its center divided into three parts: Modern Jerusalem, The Mount of Olives and Mount Zion, and the Old City -- the Old City is made up of the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter, and the Armenian Quarter. Experience the Western Wall, Hurva Square, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and many other important sites. With more than 800 full-color photographs and detailed street-by-street maps DK's Eyewitness Guide: Jerusalem and the Holy Land details the history and beauty of this land from the Sea of Galilee to the Negev Desert. Whether you're visiting St. Catherine's Monastery or exploring the coral reefs in the Red Sea, this one guide is the only reference you will ever need.


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