From the top of Mount Nebo (where God showed Moses the Holy Land), to the depths of the Dead Sea, there's much to see in this beautiful, richly historic land. Over the centuries, empires have come and gone. This information-packed yet compact guide sorts out Jordan's many-layered past, then provides a bounty of travel destinations. Perhaps you'll visit the ancient desert city of Petra, with its extraordinary coloured rocks and carved facades. Or take the scenic King's Highway to Madaba where, beneath the present-day town, Byzantine churches and mosaics abound. With this handy source-book, you're on your way before you can say "wahad, ithnain, thalatha" (one, two, three).
Written with the intention of helping readers to make the most of their visit to Jordan, this book provides descriptions of sights both on and off the beaten track, 48 maps and site plans, up-to-date advice including hotel and restaurant recommendations, and chapters on history and the land.