"QASR AL KHARANAH" Qasr al Kharanah by MiguelMV

Qasr al Kharanah Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 73 photos

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

That's where this castle is, in the middle on nowhere. About 60 kilometres east from Amman, in the middle of a vaste plain in the jordanian desert, there it is, Al-Kharanah ummayd castle. With thick walls and small windows, both for defense and air ventilation, these type of castle or fortress were used either as residential place or check point for caravans coming from the east. The structure is squared, with a yard in the middle. It was built in the year 710, possibly from previous roman or byzantine buildings. It is part of the route of the "Castles of the deserts" and, without any doubt, its mysterious atmosphere outside and inside the the castle, makes it a very interesting place to visit.

  • Last visit to Qasr al Kharanah: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2006
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    Aug 2, 2007 at 5:03 AM

    Very interesting place! It must have benne hard visiting it in the hot desert:)

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