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The eighth-century castle built on a desert caravan road is most famous for its ornate baths.
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Azraq, Jordan
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I pass by this attraction on my way home(hotel). The guard (guide) was very friendly and took us to a tour. He very detailed explained every thing about this attraction. He even answers some additional question. "this is my castle. welcome to my castle..." he...More

1  Thank Georgi G
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

If you are doing the desert castles tour don't miss this place. It might look small but the inside is filled with frescoes. It was a hunting lodge/rest house for the Ummayads of Damascus. From the paintings, it seems they knew how to have a...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 29 June 2017

As per the previous reviews, the mosaics and frescoes here are amazing, but have recently sustained damage from vandalism. Only one guard on duty during the day, and a flimsy lock on the door. Surely as a UNESCO world heritage site, more can be done...More

1  Thank mjhtnt
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It doesn't look impressive from the outside due to the colour and size but wait until you go inside and prepare to be wowed! Small so they only allow 20 people in at a time ( we were the only two there during that 1...More

1  Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Not really a castle or palace. It's small hunting house with beautiful fresco - and the most interesting part - nude women on one of the room. Not special if it was built by Roman. considering the location, era and culture at that time, it...More

Thank wisnu315
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We did the castles on a Saturday morning (smart, cause the sun will get you in the afternoon) and highly enjoyed the back story to each of them. Going early also minimizes the number of tour buses. You don't need to rent a car, you...More

Thank renesam
Reviewed 1 April 2017

On a day of desert castle tours, Qasr Amra was our final stop and it was well worth it. We brought along a picnic and ate at the site. The person working at the site, the King of the Desert (he claims one of the...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Underwhelming windy day. Don't go expecting a 'tour' as such. The Ummayed bath house is seriously interesting and its unlikely one will be jostled by hoards of tourists or souvenir sellers. The restoration work is very well done indeed and the frescoes are quite vivid,...More

Thank ahpincis
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Amra sits north of highway 40 about midway between Azraq and Qasr Kharrana. It's fairly small but visible from the road. We got our joint ticket at Qasr Azraq which also covers this and Kharrana. It's not a castle at all. It was a rest...More

Thank tarostra
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Not a castle but a rest house / hunting lodge. Well persevered with a interior consisting of colourful frescos and mosaic flooring. Outside the building there is a very deep well and what's left of a bath house.

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