May 24, 2008
-- Since Petra is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World Jordan is becoming more popular for tourists. But not only Petra, the magnificent rock city carved 2000 years ago in the coloured sandstone, is a destination worth visiting.
The capital Amman situated on several hills is a good place to visit historical places like the Roman Theater from 2nd century or the Citadel with the Archaeological Museum, after go shopping in the traditional Souq or one of the modern malls. Another hot spot is Aqaba at the Red Sea, famous for its unique coral reefs and so a paradise for diving and snorkeling in clear waters, and an attractive duty free shopping zone. Appreciated since antiquity is the special aura of the Dead Sea, the salt lake between Israel and Jordan, the lowest point on earth. The mineral-rich Dead Sea was one of the first spas in the world. Herod the Great, king of Judaea already used it in the 1st century BC as health treatment.
Petra Nights Tours, P.O. Box 29, 71810 Petra, http://www.pntours.com