Guide Category: Islamic Period

Qasr Kharana
Travel Guide
60 kilometres East of Amman on highway 40 in an arid part of the Syrian-Jordanian desert, Qasr Kharana welcomes tourists…
Qasr Al-Qastal
Travel Guide
Originally established as an Umayyad settlement in the 8th century by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, known mainly for b…
Qasr Ain Es-Sil
Travel Guide
Stretching east from Amman is a desert region bewildering in its size and ruthless climate, a place of sand and barren b…
Qasr Al-Mushatta
Travel Guide
Qasr Al-Mushatta (Winter Palace), the largest and most ambitious of the Umayyad palaces in Jordan, sits some 30 km south…
Qasr Amra
Travel Guide
Go back in time to the era of military campaigns and desert warfare as you explore Jordan’s imposing Desert Castles, man…
Qasr Mshash
Travel Guide
Although this rather large Umayyad settlement was once a grand city in the desert, today Mshash sadly lies in virtual ru…
Hammam As-Sarah
Travel Guide
Situated 2 km to the west of Qasr Al-Hallabat  Hammam As-Sarah is a bath complex that was used by visitors to Al-Hallaba…
Qasr Al-Hallabat
Travel Guide
Qasr Al-Hallabat, 30 km from Zarka and 60 km from Amman, is perhaps one of the most representative and important sites i…
Qasr Burqu
Travel Guide
One of the most magnificent and at the same time difficult to reach sites, Qasr Burqu lies in the middle of the Eastern …
Qasr Tuba
Travel Guide
The only Desert Castle that still lives up to its billing as a vast, carefully crafted, remote, fortified palace is Qasr…
Qasr Al-Muwaqqar
Travel Guide
Some 20 km from Amman en route to Qasr Kharana and Qasr Amra, the large reservoir at Al-Muwaqqar lies just south of Hwy …
Qasr Azraq
Travel Guide
Qasr Azraq is often included on day trips from Amman to the Desert Castles, along with Qasr Kharana and Qasr Amra, both …

Desert Castles