Amman, the capital of Jordan. Is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins Amman is more than a gateway city. Travellers who arrive at the airport and leave straight away to go to Petra or one of the other major sights are missing out. Jordan’s capital city, is an interesting mix of ancient and modern cultures and it’s worth spending at least a day or two here to explore.
Downtown Amman is a must-see. At the bottom of the city’s many hills and overlooked by the magisterial Citadel. Features a spectacular Roman ruins, an international-standard museum and the hubbub of mosques, souqs and coffee houses that are central to Jordanian life.