Jordan is a small country in the Middle East, lying between Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Jordan is almost entirely landlocked and has only a small access to the Red Sea in the south around Aqaba. Jordan consists in the west of the Jordan valley with the Dead Sea and in the east of a high plain. Jordan's climate is predominantly dry and only small parts of the country receive significant amounts of rain. Jordan has been ruled by numerous civilizations over its history and has been settled since the Paleolithic period. Modern Jordan was created in 1948 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Mainly due to recent economic reform initiated under King Abdullah II, Jordan is now one of the most competitive economies in the Middle East. Jordan is a stable and safe country to visit. Its main tourist attractions are the ancient Nabatean city of Petra and the Dead Sea.

Petra photo gallery  - 118 pictures of Petra
Jerash photo gallery  - 41 pictures of Jerash
Dead Sea photo gallery  - 35 pictures of Dead Sea
Amman photo gallery  - 72 pictures of Amman
Ajloun photo gallery  - 33 pictures of Ajloun
118 photos of Petra, the forgotten city carved into the rock in southern Jordan
41 photos of Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman sites in the Middle East
35 photos of the Dead Sea in Jordan, a salt lake lying in a depression at 422m below sea level
72 photos of Amman, the capital of the kingdom of Jordan
33 photos of Ajloun, a small city in northern Jordan famous for its castle
Aqaba photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Aqaba
Azraq wetlands reserve photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Azraq wetlands reserve
Baptism site photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Baptism site
Desert castles photo gallery  - 43 pictures of Desert castles
13 photos of Aqaba, the southernmost town of Jordan and its only access to the Red Sea
10 photos of the Azraq wetlands reserve, a natural reserve with ponds and wetlands
22 photos of the Baptism site on the river Jordan, thought to be the place where Jesus Christ was baptised
43 photos of the Desert castles in Jordan, a series of 7th century palaces and fortresses east of Amman
King's highway photo gallery  - 36 pictures of King's highway
36 photos of the Kings's Highway, an ancient trading route in Jordan
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