Amra sits north of highway 40 about midway between Azraq and Qasr Kharrana. It's fairly small but visible from the road. We got our joint ticket at Qasr Azraq which also covers this and Kharrana. It's not a castle at all. It was a rest house, bath house on the main east west route. The shape outside is striking -... 更多
Not a castle but a rest house / hunting lodge. Well persevered with a interior consisting of colourful frescos and mosaic flooring. Outside the building there is a very deep well and what's left of a bath house.
I found the "Desert Castles Tour" a bit underwhelming, but the fresco's here made it worthwhile. The lower parts are badly damaged by the usual graffiti, but the ceilings and arches are beautiful. We had nobody to explain about them, and that would have made it even more interesting. There was nobody there at the time, which makes it great... 更多
Another of the pleasure palaces that you'll stop on a day long desert castle loop, Amra is interesting because of it's colourful frescos. You can see many paintings on the ceiling and walls that depict the life of the inhabitants in the olden days. There will be guides at the site who work on tips but it's not forced. So... 更多
Really good to see this. You can see Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantean, Egyptian influences. Very well preserved thanks to the smoke from the Bedouin fires so the Iconoclastics missed these. There's a local guy (unofgocial guide) who is very enthusiastic to tell you about them. Worth him showing you around as you see more. Read the signs in the visitors centre... 更多
This bath house was an unique experience. However, our visit gave us a very bad impression of the bedouin people. We had a short/obese happy bedouin man give us a tour - it was okay but his english was poor and we actually had a hard time understanding him. We tipped him afterwards anyway and he invited us to their... 更多
From outside, you can not believe that it is a jewel, but once you stepped inside you change your opinion. The guide was very funny and he told us many stories about this place .
Bath house/hunting lodge... with very unique mosaics on walls ceilings. Today the area is very dry but when it was built there was abundant supply of water. 40 meter deep well fed baths and fire pit is very interesting, as is art work. I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to visit. Tour guide Hakam/Hakeem (sorry, sp?) was very... 更多
Being one of the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan, you would expect there to be a lot of hustle and bustle around the place. Far from it! The good part about this is that you get to see this unique little gem all by yourselves without any disturbance. Quseir Amra is part of a larger castle, remnants of... 更多