This brand new edition, Insight Guide to Jordan, features fully-updated content expertly researched and written by local writers, ensuring this guide is an inspiring background read and invaluable on-the-spot companion. Superb full-colour photography throughout also makes it a wonderful, visual souvenir of a visit. Now featuring a 'Best of' section it highlights the most unique experiences Jordan has to offer, including the best archaeological sites to visit, the best adventures to experience and the best things to buy in Jordan's 'souks', along with the editor's personal recommendations and top tips. The top attractions are identified to help you plan your trip priorities and an in-depth 'Places' section covers the entire country, region by region, from Amman to Petra. All the principal sites are cross-referenced by number to the accompanying full-colour maps and additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation around Jordan. Colour-coded sections explore Jordan's history, covering everything from The Crusades to Lawrence of Arabia and include interesting features on architecture, the Bedouin Inheritance and more. A comprehensive Travel Tips section details transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, activities, and an A-Z of other practical information, including useful contact numbers, to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Contents: Maps: Jordan; Central Amman; The North and The Jordan Valley; Jarash; East to Azraq and the Northern Badia; The King's Highway; Petra; Wadi Rum, Aqaba. Introduction: The Sands of Time. History: Chronology; A Holy Land; The Crusades; Mamlukes and Ottomans; The Arab Revolt; Lawrence of Arabia; Enter the Hashemites; The Reign of King Hussein. Features: The Jordanians; The Bedouin Way of Life; The Palestinians; The Craft Tradition; Jordanian Food; Wildlife; Outdoor Activities; Arabian Horses; The Camel; Artists' Impressions. Places: Introduction; Amman; Salt; Jarash and the North; Jordan Valley; East to Azraq; The Badia; The King's Highway; Petra; Wadi Rum; Aqaba. Information Panels: Glubb Pasha; The Royal Family; The Dead Sea; Azraq's Nature Reserves; The Land of Moab; Desert Highway; Burckhardt, the Discoverer of Petra. Insight on: Architecture; Cafe Societies; The Bedouin Inheritance; The Red Sea. Travel Tips: Transport; Accommodation; Eating Out; Activities; A-Z; Language; Further Reading.