Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans’ workshops. Amman’s neighborhoods are diverse and range in cultural and historical context from hustle and bustle of the downtown markets to the art galleries of Jabal Lweibdeh and the modern shopping district of Abdali.
No matter what drove you to come to Jordan, you can get a taste of it in Amman. Looking to play amateur archaeologist? Visiting the Amman Citadel and the Roman Theater will feel like traveling back in time. Interested in getting immersed in Jordanian culture? Amman’s many art galleries and museums have you covered, and the people-watching on Rainbow Street can’t be beat.
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