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Ajloun Fort

Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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Ajloun National Park, Jerash 26173, Jordan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The strategically important fortress was built in 1184 AD by General Saladin. The historic importance was that it served as a military watch-post, messenger hub and to protect trade and commercial trade routes between Jordan and Syria. Located about 1000 feet above sea level, you...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very excited also my kids because the fort describes an important time in history and you will discover how skillful the builders were.

Thank Sameh A A
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to visit when in Jordan , this project and other protected areas in Jordan are funded and designed by USAID funds and the standards are over expected , the nature of the area of course is the winner but the restaurants...More

Thank Maisaa M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A historical place, where you feel why it was built there once being at the top of the castle to see observation points that monitor everything around. Don't be rush to climb up, there are many stairs, take it easy any enjoy.

Thank FreeAdventurer
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This place is well preserved and has information available in English. It's clean, well maintained and has incredible views of the surrounding areas. I strongly recommend it. Take some time to drink the coffee being sold by Beduins at the entrance.

Thank lmeinking
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

You will need your own transport to get here or be part of a tour. You buy the ticket at the bottom of the hill and then you can drive or walk up to the main gate from there. The castle is very well explained...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

You can visit the castle of Ajloun just west of Jerash in the same trip, it is placed on a hilltop belonging to the Mount Ajloun, it calls Qalat er-Rabad too, as the Ajloun Castle is locally knwon, was the base of the Arab forces...More

Thank Eman A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were close and we got a lot of explanation from our guide but I did not find it spectacular. It takes 15 min to visit it all but you have a nice view on top.

Thank TonyTiger19
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The remains of an old fort with nice views. Small, not very impressive museum on site. Plenty of space to explore inside. Worth a sidetrip if you are going to Jerash.

Thank mjhtnt
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This Fortress was built by Salahuddin. an Islamic Hero who regained the Jerusalem from the crussaders after a long siege of the city ... Once you enter the Fortress you get that feeling of Ancient war styles & buildings, and how did they survive at...More

Thank OMAR906
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