Amman - The Capital
(a continuously living city since the Stone Age)
It is located on one of the tallest hills giving it a splendid view of the old city.
Amman is a fascinating city of contrast - a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan valley.
The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal. Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites, then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman.
You will start your tour from the city center - the oldest part of Amman which is crowned by the citadel with a charming panoramic view of the whole city. You can also see the ancient ruins of the Hercules’ temple which dates back to (161-120), the Byzantine church, the Omayyad Palace, and the fascinating archaeological museum - it includes an amazing collection of Jordan's antiquities.
Finally, go through Abdoun, the contemporary area that has some of the best modern architecture.
There are many places to visit in Amman like the Downtown (Soq), The Citadel, Roman Theater, Folklore Museums, King Abdullah Mosque, Royal Automobile Museum, Abu Darwish Mosque, and the National Museums.