Looking for travel inspiration for your next vacation? Take a look at my series of reasons to visit Jordan. I am sure you will be surprised, excited and driven to go there once you do.
The first one I have to offer is the opportunity to see the remarkable graffiti in the Ras El Ein area of Amman. The city grants approval to street artists to create huge artworks via an application process. The result is a series of vast and impressive creations with gorgeous colours, which stand out in the otherwise uniform sandy-coloured buildings across the capital city. They are a vibrant oasis of colour, and worth searching out when visiting the city.
What do you think of them? I found them entrancing by them. They are intricate and thought-provoking creations with messages about freedom of speech, role of women, conflict and the challenges facing the next generation in this constantly evolving region.
Based on my time in Jordan, there are ten things that I recommend you visit during the course of a one-week vacation. You can find out more on each by clicking on them to get more details, my thoughts and pictures:
- Ras El Ein Graffiti Amman.
- Roman Amphitheatre Amman.
- Citadel Amman.
- Little Petra.
- Wadi Rum Desert.
- Madaba Map.
- Baptism site of Jesus Christ.
- Aljoun Castle Fortress.
Disclaimer: I travelled as a guest of Jordan Tourism Board on an 8-night trip exploring Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, the Dead Sea and other popular destinations.