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    Qasr Al Abad is a must visit tourist attraction site in Amman . The building located in the Western side of Amman is popular and among the few Pre-Roman structures that still exist in Jordan. It is attractive and small sized. Little information is available regarding when the structure was constructed, it is believed to have been built by Hyrcanus, a member of a famous and powerful Jewish Tobiad family to serve as a palace. It is speculated to have been built between 187 and 175 BC. The structure has undergone renovations and modifications even though it is not complete. The site that was built using large blocks, is spectacular and attracts visitors from all over the globe. Its notable features are beautifully carvings of animals on the outer walls, a panther fountain on the ground floor, a lioness together with cubs on the upper floor and eagles that have been eroded on the corners of the building. At the entrance, you find a gatekeeper who opens the gate leading to a small museum within the structure and the entrance leading to the main museum. You can also ask for a key for the gates at a shop located in close proximity to the gate.

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    Private transport is the best means to use when visiting this place which is on the outskirts of Al Amir village which is about ten kilometres west of Wadi As Seer. Wad As Seer is served by minibus which is from Amman’s Muhajireen bus station and there are only occasional minibuses between Iraq Al Amir and Wadi As Seer.
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      • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
        16.26 Km from Qasr Al-Abed
        The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is a major contemporary art museum located in Amman, Jordan. The Official inauguration of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (JNGFA) was held under the patronage of His Majesty the late King Hussein and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein and was Established in 1980 by the Royal Society of Fine Arts, the museum's permanent collection " comprises over 2000 works including paintings, prints, sculptures, prints, sculptures, photographs, installation...
      • Beit Orot
        49.81 Km from Qasr Al-Abed
        Beit Orot (Hebrew: בית אורות‎) (lit. The House of Lights), is a new Jewish settlement and neighborhood on the northern ridge on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, near the Augusta Victoria Hospital. The Irving Moskowitz Yeshiva & Campus, a Religious Zionist yeshiva, is the nucleus of the neighborhood.

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      • The Royal Automobile Museum متحف السيارات الملكي
        In Amman we still have the royal automobile museum which was established in two thousand and three upon king Abdullah’s wishes. It is located next to Al Hussein public parks and it showcases a rare collection of Jordan’s vehicles that range from Hussein bin Ali’s cars that came to Amman in them 1916 to the modern sports cars.

        This museum has the rover that is used in filming of Hollywood’s movie called the Martian which is used in the Jordan’s UNESCO world heritage site wadi Rum as the backdrop of the Martian scenes. This rover was gifted to Jordan in return for the hospitality in which Jordan received the cast crew.

        This royal automobile museum displays more than seventy classic cars and motorbikes which are from the private set of King Hussein. The final display is of suitably dusty rally cars that is a neat rejoinder to the polish and chrome of the rest of the vehicles.
        The Royal Automobile Museum متحف السيارات الملكي Al Madina At Tibbiyya, Amman, Jordan
      • The Children's Museum

        Another most interesting place to visit in Amman is the Children’s Museum. It was launched in the year 2007 and it is a member of the Association of Children’s Museum. The museum is designed where kids can also perform practical activities. It contains a number of areas where both young and adults can perform different activities and know about many things such as the functionality of the human body to rainbows and lasers.

        The Children's Museum The Children Museum Jordan, King Abdullah II St C208, Amman 11831, Jordan
      • Mecca Mall
        Mecca mall is one of the largest and most modern shopping centers in Amman and Jordan at large. It is located along Mecca Street in close proximity to City Mall.

        The mall is known for being the only mega mall in Jordan. Mecca Mall offers a wide selection of women items.

        A number of top class facilities are available within the mall. These include; miles supermarket, restaurants, cinemas, gymnasium, commercial markets and children’s games.
        Mecca Mall Abdullah ad Dawud, Amman, Jordan
      • NADIA DAJANI JEWELLERY
        Nadia Dajani is a must visit jewelry shop in Amman located at the Intercontinental Hotel. At the store you will find a collection of beautiful gemstone bracelets, pearl earrings gold and diamond jewelry among many others.
        NADIA DAJANI JEWELLERY 5, Saeed Abu Jaber St., Amman, Jordan
      • Jobedu
        Jobedu is a beautiful clothing store in Amman where you can shop for designer outfits such as T-shirts, hoodies, sweaters headwear, home items and accessories.
        Jobedu Complex No 5، Al Nayrouz St 5، Jordan، Amman, Jordan
      • TAJ Mall
        Taj Mall is a shopping complex and one of the best shopping malls in Amman. The mall offers a wide range of services. It is home to several cinema halls, shops, bank services providers, restaurants among many others.
        TAJ Mall Pr. Hashim St 72, Amman, Jordan
      • Haya Cultural Center
        Haya Cultural Centre is one of the better cultural centres in Amman. It contains a computer lab with free access to all, a filled library, a playground, museums which are about the environment and science, a performance space featuring numerous plays and a planetarium.

        Haya cultural centre is aimed at making learning more interactive and fun experience. It is a great place for one to visit whether you are young or just young at heart.
        Haya Cultural Center Al Abdali, Amman, Jordan
      • Abdali Mall
        Abdali Mall is a modern shopping center located in Amman, Jordan. The mall is a multi-million project owned by Abdali Mall Company.

        It offers a good range of state of the art facilities including; an entertainment center, nine cinema screens, restaurants, cafes, food courts, more than 106 retail outlets and adequate parking spaces.

        Banking services are also offered at the mall. Abdali Mall is a must-visit place where you can shop for high quality electronic items, beauty products, and footwear, optics and fashion accessories among other items.
        Abdali Mall Suliman Al Nabulsi St, Amman, Jordan
      • Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant
        Burj Al Hamam is a Lebanese restaurant located along Islamic College Street on InterContinental Hotel.

        Some of the Lebanese meals offered include different types of sea foods such as Arayess, Shanklish, Kibbeh Nayeh, Kebbeh Sajieh and fillets among others.

        Prices vary depending on the type of food you order but on average a meal for one person would cost JD30. Different types of fruit juices, wines and beers are sold at the restaurant.

        Shisha and free Wi-Fi is also available at the venue.
        Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant InterContinental Jordan Hotel, Al Kulliyah Al Elmiyah Al Eslamiyah St 66, Amman, Jordan
      • Shawerma Reem
        Reem is one of the best places in Amman to enjoy Shawarma. It is located in the 2nd Circle.
        Shawerma Reem Complex No 54، Al Kulliyah Al Elmiyah Al Eslamiyah St 54، عمّان، Jordan

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 8.1 83.4 46.6 32.8
      Feb 9.1 78.7 48.4 31
      Mar 12.2 63.5 54 25
      Apr 15.9 17.2 60.6 6.8
      May 20.4 5.6 68.7 2.2
      Jun 23 0 73.4 0
      Jul 24.6 0 76.3 0
      Aug 24.8 0 76.6 0
      Sep 22.8 0 73 0
      Oct 20 3.6 68 1.4
      Nov 14.8 40.9 58.6 16.1
      Dec 9.7 68.9 49.5 27.1

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        • Waste of time, nothing there to see.
        • Nice castle. Not a must see, but if you have the time, it is worth a quick visit.
        • Amazing palace
        • Worth the visit
        • Qasr al-'Abd or Qasr al-Amir is an archaeological palace located in Jordan, about half a kilometer south of the town of Amir al-Amir, 35 km west of Amman. It dates back to the Hellenistic period in the second century BC (ie between 187 and 175). It was built by Harkanus, who is linked by the scholars of the Antiquities with the family of Tobiah the Ammonite mentioned in the Torah, although the inscriptions do not mention this. Hercanus lived in the reign of King Selcius IV. The scholars explain that Iraq here is either to resemble the palace in the cave or because the area is full of caves because the word "Iraq" means "caves" in the mountains, which is identical to the geography of the region. This use is not geographically located in the region. The palace is 38 meters long and 18 meters wide. The second floor was not completed because Harkanos, who built it, committed suicide because of the threat of the Saluki army to the area. The palace features statues above it, black and black eagles, some of them opposite and some of them are trenches.
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          Address : Qasr Al-Abed Wadi As-Seir, Amman, Jordan
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