Famous places in Jordan. Contents Page. Where is Jordan? Cities in Jordan. Food in Jordan. Holidays in Jordan. Weather in Jordan.
Jordan is situated geographically in Southwest Asia, south of Syria, west of Iraq northwest of Saudi Arabia and east of Israel.
Famous places in Jordan... The most famous attraction in Jordan is the Nabatean city of Petra, which away in the mountains south of the dead sea. Petra, which means "stone" in Greek, is perhaps the most spectacular ancient city remaining in the modern world, and certainly a must-see for visitors to Jordan and the Middle East.
Cities of Jordan. Amman capital, population 2,525,000 Az Zarqa population 1,650,000 Irbid population 650,000 Al Karak population 109,000 ar-Ramtha population 120.365
Food in Jordan. Halloumi is a traditional cheese made from goat or sheep milk, often served in a sandwich of pita-style bread. Rice, flat breads, legumes, olives, lamb or chicken, yogurt, vegetables and fruits form the basis for most meals. Rice is the major ingredient of several dishes. In a typical meal, a large tray of rice and meat is placed on a covering laid on the floor surrounded by small dishes of yogurt and salad. Tea, Turkish style coffee and juices are served during special visits. Mansaf is the national dish consisting of lamb cooked in dry yogurt. This is served on flat bread with seasoned rice.
Holiday resort in Jordan. Aquaba is a coastal city in the far south of Jordan, the capital of Aqaba Governorate at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba. Aqaba is strategically important to Jordan as it is the country's only seaport. Aqaba is best known today as a diving and beach resort, but industrial activity remains important to the area, and the town is an exporter of phosphate and some shells. Aqaba is also the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba.