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Both the largest city and capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, Amman has a deliciously rich historical background after being part of the majority of the world's greatest civilizations. A visit to this hilly city is sure to offer many a traveler a captivating history lesson like no other with the chance to go back in time amidst the many relics that still stand to this day, such as the Roman Amphitheater and the Citadel Hill of Amman. Amman also boasts of the Middle East's grandest mosques like the King Hussein Mosque and the newest King Abdulla I Mosque.

Amman is often termed the White City , and anybody who casts their eye across the cityscape will instantly know why. Low stone houses nestle in the shadow of glittering, silver skyscrapers, in a mix of the traditional and modern. A city which has one foot firmly rooted in the past, as the other steps into the modern age with a vengeance.

Built across 19 hills, current day Amman was once an ancient capital city, the central hub of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordon . Many archaeological sites and ancient artefacts date back to this period or even further back, making Amman a place of intense fascination to those who take an interest in history and culture. Arguably the most prolific of historical sites is The Citadel, a complex of fortifications which date back to the Neolithic period, as well as incorporating more recent additions constructed during the Roman and Islamic ages.

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In stark contrast, the new areas of Amman pay tribute to 20 th century life in high style; the major urban areas are almost indistinguishable from their western counterparts. From the extremely busy commercial districts, to the trendy areas inhabited by Amman 's young elite, Amman is a vibrant and enthralling city in which to enjoy yourself. Modern shopping malls offering imported foodstuff and clothing, sit next to noisy souqs with street vendors selling local produce, including the spices that this area is so famous for. Five start hotels and high class eating establishments provide for the healthy tourist trade, along with a fine collection of art galleries and other establishments such as theatres and cinemas catering to the arts.

Amman is conveniently located at the centre of many of the best tourist attractions in this part of Jordan , and as such makes an excellent base of operations for any visitor. A huge selection of excursions are possible, including full day trips to Salt, an ancient town dating back to the earliest days of man. Amman is well served by an excellent public transport network, and local taxis are cheap, and the drivers friendly and helpful. International flights are served by two airports, Queen Alia Airport and Amman Civil Airport . Whatever you require from a holiday destination, Amman is sure to provide it in fine style, typical of the developing cities in this part of the world, Amman is taking the growing tourist trade extremely seriously by providing world class service, combined with local charm and history and culture that can only be described as biblical.

 
 
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