When I traveled from Jordan, all the way in the middle east and got to Canada, Ottawa I made a lot of friends in high school, some are actually really close to me now, I would get asked all the time Saad, What is even Jordan, I never heard of it? I don’t get how you could survive living in a desert! How does it feel going from living in a mud hut to an actual apartment? Oh my god, these questions would always make me laugh, but I won’t judge their thinking because Jordan isn’t really exposed to social media and not a lot of people know about it. Today I’m going to show you 6 amazing spots you should visit in Jordan, I promise It’s not all about going to an empty boring desert.
DEAD SEA, is it really dead?
The Dead Sea is a lake filled with salt, not like any sea with salt, this huge amount of it can make you float above the water without even trying to move your body plus there is none living creatures like fish or crabs within it, as we can see in the bottom half of the picture, the salt creating a really beautiful look for the beach.
“Its surface and shores are 430.5 metres (1,412 ft) below sea level, Earth’s lowest elevation on land. It is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With a salinity of 342 g/kg, or 34.2% (in 2011), it is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water – 9.6 times as salty as the ocean – and has a density of 1.24 kg/litre”
Ma’in Hot Springs, Heal me…
This spot is great for healing your body, ever feeling pain or worn out this is the place for you, natural hot water coming out of the earth to this spot, First time was unbelievable to me, but I’m telling you, the amount of relaxation the gets to you when in the water is unreal.
Al-Maghtas, Jesus’s baptism
This is the baptism site of Jesus Christ,
“The third most holy site for Christians in the world, after the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity, is the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ, known in Arabic as al-Maghtas. Excavations at Wadi Kharrar carried out after the 1994 peace treaty found evidence of a complex of churches, hermit cells and other buildings described in the writings of many pilgrims who have visited the site since the 2nd century AD.”
Also known as the Rose-city, one of the most visited places in Jordan, the amount of people that visit this place is crazy all around the year. It’s known to built by the “Anbat” way back, the feeling you get when you visit this place is something I cannot explain.
Although be ready to walk 1,200 meters between the huge rocks to get to this place!
As mentioned in the Dead Sea, AL-Ghour is very close to it, making it as well the lowest point on earth, weather is usually hot at all times, this is where farming takes place since the soil is very rich.
This is a picture that I have taken on October 20, 2020. this is how the view looks on our balcony, the clouds were looking amazing, I’ve never seen something like that, as you can see in the picture, this view shows the “Al-Ghour” Kind of hard to see because of how far and low it is.
Yes, we do have internet, modern buildings, and modern life. Jordan isn’t all about the old life, this is the boulevard, families, friends, and everyone spends their weekend here for fun. The Boulevard is filled with restaurants and shops.
And the list could go on forever! there so many great places you could visit in Jordan, a great country rich in historical events. I would say Jordan is a mixture of every county on earth, there is a desert, waters, forests, city, etc. If you were to ever visit Jordan which place would you visit first? Out of the six spots which did you feel connected to?