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King's Highway, Jordan: 6 reviews and 10 photos

  A view of Wadi Mujib from the Kings' Highway
by TheWanderingCamel

The Kings' Highway is a very spectacular route which was the original north-south road from Biblical times until recently, today it is largely unused by through traffic which takes the Desert Highway. The Kings' Highway is neither cost nor time friendly for traffic, and there is no public transport that runs for all of its length; even the half dozen successive local buses that cover it now have a gap at Wadi Mujib. There have been many improvements to it over the last few years, and although it remains a twisting mountainous road, the surface is better and it is a little bit wider.

If you want to drive it, and it is well worth the effort, then you must use a rental car or the bus that runs fairly regularly in season from Madaba. Hitching is also a possibility, but you should be prepared to ride in several cars. If you do drive it, allow a whole day, especially if you stop to visit the various sites on the way : Hamamet Ma'in, the castle at Kerak, Wadi Mujib and Wadi Hasa and Dana. This is quite a difficult drive. Note that in bad weather, high winds, rain or snow, the Kings' Highway becomes dangerous, and is usually closed.

Directions: Posted by Lulu
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  • Updated Apr 5, 2005
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