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Qasr al-Kharrana

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Address: Route 40, Amman, Jordan
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$87.50*
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Private Tour: Desert Castle Tour of Eastern Jordan from Amman
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US$138.00*
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Private Tour: Desert Castles from the Dead Sea

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Long way to see this

We wanted to see some desert castles so we visited this one as one of three. It is in pretty good condition with stairs and rooms and a roof but there's not much else. Very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
LuckyTravelerRonaldo
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guide and spent 40 minutes here on our way back to Amman today. Beautiful, isolated location.

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Thank Pam W
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see some desert castles so we visited this one as one of three. It is in pretty good condition with stairs and rooms and a roof but there's not much else. Very little information at the site and it takes about 2 hours to get there and 10 minutes for a really good look.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just us and the wind have been there in that day :no guide, no visitors but the castle is in a good shape .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This castle was visited as part of a tour of the Desert Castles. It is Situated just of the highway. It has been restored in part and when we visited there were no other people so we were able to explore at leisure. No much information at the site, only a couple of information plaque and of course a tent... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I must say that we were expecting something more "grand", as part of our Desert Castles Tour. We were the only ones there and we could walk around (and in and over and on top) freely. In half an hour we'd seen the lot.

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Thank Dirk W
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a beautiful building. There are no guides so it would be a good idea to read up on it first. However, there is a detailed explanation of the building's history inside. The building is in need of restoration but it's easy to understand which parts are rooms or storage spaces, and there are lots of beautiful features to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Visited as part of the desert castle loop. It is situated off a major highway, but we were the only people visiting. There is a tent with refreshments and souvenirs, but not much information. Just inside the main entrance there is an information plaque, other than that there is no information. However, you get free rein to visit all rooms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A big square block on the desert plain. Looks great. A bunch of rooms to walk through and the sheltered interior can be good for lunch. Pity it's right next to the highway.

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Thank mrdom
Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

we visited this castle with 3 young children and they (and we) absolutely love it. They could climb and run and we could see the old ruins. we did not have to pay here. there is a ticket office though..

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Thank Peppel L
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Very atmospheric games you back to days gone by. Not at all busy which adds to the ambience, quite easy to get to but feels in the middle of nowhere.

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