"Qasr al-Kharanah: a castle in the desert" Qasr al Kharanah by Cristian_Uluru
Qasr al Kharanah Travel Guide: 13 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.
There are still many debate about which was the original function of the building. The most widely accepted opinion... more travel advice
The courtyard had a basin for collecting rain water at its centre. Originally it was surrounded by a portico supported... more travel advice
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