Enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel then head North to visit Jerash the Greco-Roman city, Jordan's largest and most interesting Roman site, and a major tourist drawcard.
Its imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples and theatres all speak to the time when this was an important imperial centre. Proceed to visit Ajloun Castle:
This historic castle was built atop Mt ‘Auf (1250m) between 1184 and 1188 by one of Saladin’s generals, ‘Izz ad Din Usama bin Munqidh (who was also Saladin’s nephew).
The castle commands views of the Jordan Valley and three wadis leading into it, making it an important strategic link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders and a counterpoint to the crusader Belvoir Fort on the Sea of Galilee in present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Proceed to Anjara, the town is mentioned in the Bible as a place where Jesus, his mother Mary and his disciples passed through and rested in a nearby cave.
The cave, which has long been a Holy place for pilgrims, has now been commemorated with a modern shrine / church of Our Lady of the Mountain.
Return to your hotel in Amman for the night.
The castle commands views of the Jordan Valley and three wadis leading into it, making it an important strategic link.
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