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Qasr al-Kharrana

Route 40, Amman, Jordan
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“ancient inn”(2 reviews)
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"desert castles"
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"big square"
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"islamic architecture"
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"fort"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical palace . It's amazing early Islamic palace . I advise you to read about this palace before visit It was used in ummayat caliphate era as hotel and rest station for travelers Best time to visit is late winter and spring But you can...More

Thank Ammar A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large building is 4 of the original 7 floors of a desert Caravanserai. Some lovely architectural details. A large courtyard is surrounded by rooms which would have accommodated hundreds of travellers on the Silk/Salt routes.Take care exploring the upper floors, and watch your step...More

Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large structure on the trade routes which was probably used as an inn. YOu can see forever in the desert so would be able to see the caravans coming or the bad guys. About 40 minutes from Amman. This is the only castle in...More

Thank WSCTraveler
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I felt it was worth going out to the desert to tour a few castles. I mostly liked the stark exterior - with no tourists and no plants around. Exploring the inside made me feel like an explorer, but it made me feel like no...More

Thank TravelDreams
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This "Desert castle" stands up 65 km far from Amman, on the road that goes to east, towards iraqi borders. Very isolated in a dry plane, its state of conservation is very good. Few tourists here, you can visit it for your own for a...More

Thank Luca C
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This castle is actually pretty well maintained and you can walk through it. It is located quite a drive from Amman but combined with another site, it is worth the visit. We stayed in Jordan for 8 days and this was easily achieved, if you...More

Thank TIGGERALA
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We spent about 1/2 day driving throughout the desert and hit 3 different ruins. This was most interesting but still didn't seem like a must do unless you have an extra 1/2 day. Worth noting, we were there in April and we were the only...More

Thank EricC883
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

You will definitely need a car to get there, so make this castle part of a major visit to several other desert castles in the area. It is one of the biggest and best preserved castles in Jordan. Sadly no facilities or any touristic promotion...More

Thank issa81 .
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place, simple, original unimproved. To walk through the rooms you have to stop and let your eyes adjust before proceeding.

Thank glmeldo
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Qasr Kharranais supposedly a fort and a resthouse in the olden days for weary caravans; today it is a desert castle of sorts. There are several rooms that can be explored and the castle is in a rectangular layout. The windows design from the...More

Thank CorporateProphet
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