Amman is the capital of Jordan and a sprawling, modern city spread over seven hills. While it might not be one of the more popular destinations in the Middle East, Amman is vibrant and lively city that boasts much to see and do.
The King Hussein National Park overlooks Amman, and features various themed gardens, as well as an auditorium where events and festivals are regularly held. Additionally, the park is home to the Cultural Village, where you will be able to learn Jordan’s history and heritage through handicrafts and cultural displays. You will find studios for Arabic calligraphy, stone inscriptions, natural dyes and other traditional crafts. In addition, the park also has a large sports training facility, children’s playground, children’s museum, and restaurants.
Founded in 1951, the Jordan Archaeological Museum has three exhibition halls and displays may artefacts that have been retrieved from various archaeological sites in Jordan. The extensive collection is arranged chronologically from the Stone Age to the Islamic periods. Pottery vessels from the Umayyad period to the Mamluk period, as well as glazed vessels from the Mamluk period to the Ottoman period, among many other works, are displayed in the Islamic Art section.
One of the most interesting museums in Jordan, the Royal Automobile Museum was developed as a tribute to the late King Hussein of Jordan. It illustrates the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the early 1920s till today, through cars and motorcycles. You will be able to view a wide range of vintage and limited edition cars from Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz, and Cadillac, as well as old motorcycles. The newer cars and motorcycles are gifts or loads that the museum received in King Abdullah II’s rule.
Getting Around Amman
The best way to get around Amman is by taxi because its public bus routes are poorly mapped out, while the streets are often not pedestrian-friendly as they are built with road vehicles in mind. If you are taking the taxi, make sure that the driver is using the meter to avoid being cheated. Taxis can also be hired for half a day or a full day.
Getting To Amman
The Queen Alia International Airport is located south of Amman. You can get to the city of Amman by bus or by taxi. A bus service leaves the airport every half an hour to Amman’s Abdali bus station, but the easiest way to get to the city is by taxi.
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