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Qasr al-Kharrana

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Address: Route 40, Amman, Jordan
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Private Tour: Desert Castle Tour of Eastern Jordan from Amman
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Private Tour: Desert Castles from the Dead Sea

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What I loved about Qasr al-Kharrana was the fact it's just kind of been plonked there and nobody is quite sure why. It's the kind of place that could maybe have been made better... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I loved about Qasr al-Kharrana was the fact it's just kind of been plonked there and nobody is quite sure why. It's the kind of place that could maybe have been made better with a guide who knew something about it, but it was empty when we arrived. Looking back I'm not even sure why I liked this place... More 

Thank Ribbongirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The purpose of this building is actually unclear and somewhat in dispute. It is actually believed to have been a sort of inn on the caravan highway between Damascus/Baghdad/Amman. From the outside, the building is interesting, but it does not appear overly impressive; however, it is well worth a stop on your trip. Upon entering, there are some remaining engravings... More 

Thank 25wanderlings
Amman Governorate, Jordan
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

On the way back from Azraq to Amman (southern road of the castle loop road), lies this cool fortification. The imposing ramparts and corner turrets make this castle stand out even more than it does amongst the flat desert landscape. We walked right up to this castle and then entered it without issue. It has two stories, but we had... More 

Thank R0hanL
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is the first of the "desert castles" you see on the right if you're on the al-Azraq highway 40 coming out from Amman or Madaba. It's near the road, well signposted and anyway there's a power station nearby so it's easy to find. The ticket office and toilets are down a short lane and are down a slight slope... More 

Thank tarostra
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a guide and spent 40 minutes here on our way back to Amman today. Beautiful, isolated location.

Thank Pam W
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to see some desert castles so we visited this one as one of three. It is in pretty good condition with stairs and rooms and a roof but there's not much else. Very little information at the site and it takes about 2 hours to get there and 10 minutes for a really good look.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Just us and the wind have been there in that day :no guide, no visitors but the castle is in a good shape .

Thank AnaGB78
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This castle was visited as part of a tour of the Desert Castles. It is Situated just of the highway. It has been restored in part and when we visited there were no other people so we were able to explore at leisure. No much information at the site, only a couple of information plaque and of course a tent... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I must say that we were expecting something more "grand", as part of our Desert Castles Tour. We were the only ones there and we could walk around (and in and over and on top) freely. In half an hour we'd seen the lot.

Thank Dirk W
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a beautiful building. There are no guides so it would be a good idea to read up on it first. However, there is a detailed explanation of the building's history inside. The building is in need of restoration but it's easy to understand which parts are rooms or storage spaces, and there are lots of beautiful features to... More 

Thank LauraIstanbul

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