Located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe in the Eastern Mediterranean region, Jordan, also known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a country with high human development and stands as an attractive tourist and medical tourism destination.
Jordan has plenty to offer, from its history to the ever-developing global presence, and its many offerings as a holiday destination. The first aspect being worthy of global recognition, for example, Petra, the great ancient city, is one of the most treasured UNESCO heritage sites and has resulted in thousands of absolutely breathtaking pictures.
Petra is a historic and archaeological city found in southern Jordan surrounded by mountains that form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley. The ancient city is arguably in absolutely astonishing condition, with Al-Khazneh being the center of attention.
Al-Khazneh is one of the most elaborate temples found in Petra and is believed to be the mausoleum aging all the way back to the 1st century AD. And this is just a small sample of the wide array of history and heritage the region offers, making it a very popular tourist destination for anyone interested in history and archeology.
Another great aspect of tourism in the country is found in its medical sector. This has lead the Kingdom to generate around $1 to $1.5 billion in revenue when it comes to medical tourism every year. This is due to the fact that Jordan has a well developed medical sector and offers treatments at a cost that is around 25% lower than the US.
On the more traditional side of tourism, the country also has access to the Dead Sea, which means many people are inclined to consider it for its beaches and wonderful blue waters. It definitely also helps that the country showcases great natural sights and scenery making it a wonderful and scenic getaway.
The major tourist areas are also likely to have clay pots, full of mineral-rich Dead Sea mud, that you are bound to see smeared all over eager tourists looking for the full Dead Sea experience.
The capital city of Jordan is Amman, the country’s economic, political, and cultural center, which also holds the largest population.
It also an area of historical importance with a Neolithic site known as ‘Ain Ghazal, being a place where some of the oldest human statues were ever found dating to 7250 BC, which just continues to show how important the country is in the retrospect of human history.
As a tourist destination, the city makes the top 100 cities in the world with around 2 million people visiting the city every year. It is one of the most popular locations in the Arab world for investment and multinational corporations, making it an estimated world power in the next decade.
Found in the city is also plenty of wonderful museums, archeological sights, galleries, and many wonderful local businesses.
The country stands as a peaceful haven in a less than peaceful region. With important world heritage sites, religious sites, great Mediterranean nature, the beautiful Dead sea and so much more.
May it be for a vacation visit or for a medical appointment, Jordan is a wonderful place to visit and you are bound to find something you will cherish for the rest of your life. But if you don’t feel like booking a plane ticket just yet, feel free to take a look by using one of the free webcams you can find on this site!