For a Middle Eastern nation that is almost half the size of the state of New York, Jordan seemed a pretty diverse country in terms of geographical contrasts. It is also one of the fewest Arab countries to have maintained a positive impression worldwide. Considering a low-cost strategy in getting into Amman, visiting the neighboring top 5 travel sights will be much easier in terms of budget.


Once designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, the ancient cavernous city of Petra was lost for centuries until it was rediscovered by a Swiss explorer named Johann Burckhardt in 1812. It has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Visitors are led into a 1.2 km trek through the Siq chasm leading to an insular community of 3,000 dwellings, altars, dining halls and tombs once housing a total of 20,000 ancient Nabateans.

Wadi Rum

The Wadi Rum is one of the best places in Jordan for a desert safari. Home to the ancient Bedouins, these native Arabs have maintained a pastoral nomadic way of life unchanged since the Biblical times. The Bedouins are very accommodating to the guided tourists, usually sumptuous roasted meats into their sheepskin tents after a break from extensive camel-riding.


What makes Jerash a fascinating location is that it is one of the few places in the Middle East where Ancient Roman architecture is preserved in good condition. The ruins feature a mere shadow of a once bustling overseas Greco-Roman community. Despite lacking definitive evidence, the widely accepted historical narrative is that Alexander the Great founded this city in 331 BC.

The Dead Sea

Apart from its several Biblical references, the Dead Sea is also a unique scientific anomaly by itself. With a dense 33% mineral content, its lagoon is practically 6 times saltier than four of the world's oceans. Although no sea creature inhabits this marine zone, no human being has ever drowned in it as well.


Anyone looking for Jordan's beast beaches could find no rival in Aqaba. It is virtually a much cleaner and historically rich version of Long Island. One may probably compare this location to Bondi beach in Australia, minus the deadly marine fauna.