"Qasr al-Kharanah: a castle in the desert" Qasr al Kharanah by Cristian_Uluru

Qasr al Kharanah Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 73 photos

The Desert Castles are a perfect daily trip from Amman. They are very nice and they rappresent one of the best off the beaten path of the Jordan.
Following the road 48 from Amman, after about 100 kilometres, you can find the first Desert Castle: Qasr al-Kharanah.

As you can see it is located in the middle of the desert and it seem a fortress. It has got very small windows and it was built far from the Commercial Road of the time and there wasn't water spring near it!! For these reasons historians think that it was a meeting place between the beduins and Omayyadi kings.

  • Last visit to Qasr al Kharanah: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    What a striking structure. I am sure it was wonderful to see such a beautiful building. How it stands all by itself is amazing and interesting. Lovely page!


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