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Museums in Jordan are hot spots for tourists. Alluding to its historical importance, it is usual that Museums Jordan form part of an integrated mechanism for tourism.

Besides exploring the scenic beauty of Jordan, Museums Jordan gives another new vista to savor joy. There are many museums spread over almost all the major cities captivating visitors with antique value.

Museums Jordan that makes Jordanians proud is Jordan Archaeological Museum, Jabal Al Qala'a (citadel) Amman and Amman Folklore Museum.

Mount Nebo is one of the most popular holy sites of Jordan. It is situated 10 km west of the Roman Byzantine town of Madaba. Mont Nebo is an elevated ridge that is 817 meters above the sea level. Its cool climate and scenic beauty made it a very popular tourist location.

History of Mount Nebo:
According to Jewish and Christian tradition, Prophet Moses was buried on this Mount Nebo of Jordan by God himself. In 1933 the remains of a church and monastery were discovered on the highest point of the mountain. Mount Nebo's first church was built in the 2nd half of the 4th century to mark the place of Moses' death. The church design follows a typical basilica pattern. The church is first mentioned in an account of a pilgrimage made by a lady Aetheria in 394 A.D. Six tombs have been found beneath the mosaic-covered floor of the church. Recently on March19, 2000, Pope John Paul II visited the site during his pilgrimage to the holy Mount Nebo in Jordan city.

The Jordan Valley is one of the most visited tourist destination in Jordan. The low-lying strip cleaves down the country's western border. Jordan Valley is a part of the Great Rift Valley, which expands downward to East Africa. The valley of Jordan is divided into several sub regions. These regions have distinct geographical characteristics.

The northern part of the Jordan Valley where the great Jordan River flows is known as the Ghor. The year-round agricultural climatic condition, the perfect soil fertility and sufficient water supply of Ghor is perfect for agricultural development. Ghor is called the "food bowl of Jordan".

Throughout the history Karak has been a prized possession of several civilizations that prevailed in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The historical town of Karak is located at nearly 1000 meters above the Dead Sea Valley in west-central Jordan.

Karak was the capital of Moab in ancient times. Karak was known as "Characmoba" during the reign of the Roman Empire.

Location of Karak
The town of Karak is situated 129 kilometers south of Amman, the capital of Jordan, which makes it easily accessible. It is also very close to Madaba.

Azraq and Shawmari are two of the most fascinating tourist attractions in Jordan. The unique wetland of Azraq and the Shawmari Reserve located on the bank of the wetland is full of untouched natural beauty. Jordan is very famous for its conservation of nature and wildlife.

Location of Azraq and Shawmari
Azraq and Shawmari are situated in the centre of the semi-arid Jordanian desert in the east. The beautiful natural reserves are protected and managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).

Azraq
The unique wetland oasis is one of the biggest attractions of the tourists. It includes a number of ancient natural built pools and a marshland. Qa'a Al-Azraq is a large mudflat at the wetland. It provides an ideal location for the migratory birds to stop on their way between Asia and Africa. The best season to visit Azraq is in late autumn, winter and spring.

Shawmari
Some of the most endangered and rare wildlife of the Middle East is bred and protected in the Shawmari Reserve forest. A large herd of a very rare and unique species, Arabian Oryx can be found in this reserve. Other protected wildlife includes ostriches, desert gazelles, onagers and many more.

Shobak or Mont Real as it is known in local parlance or Mons Regalis is the Fortress of the Royal Mount. Shobak was the handiwork of King Baldwin 1 of Jerusalem. The fortress was built to protect the road from Damascus to Egypt and one of the high profile bastions in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Shobak is a castle and a tourist' paradise emblazoned with historical inscriptions stands just off the King's Highway, 190 Km South of Amman and less than an hour North of Petra.

The history of Shobak further throws insights how Salahuddin Al-Ayyoubi won the battle of attrition and captured the castle in 1189 after the fight the crusaders were fighting for the causes of the castle fizzled away.

Salt Fuheis are the two ancient towns of Jordan.They are familiar for their age-old cultures, histories, and business potential. To talk about the Salt Fuheis,the both ancient towns of Jordan are interestingly poised to take credit fro their aestheticism.

While Salt was once the capital of Jordan, Fuheis is the most oldest town and a nerve-center of the country's arte-facts. History of Jordon Suggests, Salt first came into prominence during the Ottoman regime. The architectural relics built in that period speaks volumes of Salt's huge treasure trove that the regime of Ottoman had nurtured.