Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom and one of the longest continually inhabited cities in the world presents an interesting mix of modernity and antiquity that inspires visitors and locals alike. It's also home to nearly 3 million people, which is over half the country's population!
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has a surprisingly diverse landscape, which you will discover as you learn Arabic in Jordan. While Arabian Desert covers a large part of the country, there are also forested mountains - the highest point reaching nearly 2000 m and having a snowy peak - in addition to the famous Dead Sea (-420 m), which is not to be missed.
The climate produces average temperatures of around 30°C during the long summer and around 13 °C in winter, making it quite pleasant to visit. The country’s capital, Amman, is located in the North West and snow sometimes falls in winter.
A culturally-rich country, a multitude of ancient sites and several desert castles make it a real adventure to experience. One of the most visited attractions and a must-see in Jordan is the historic city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with buildings cut out of the red rock. The Dead Sea is also here; which has attracted visitors for many years with its unique health benefits and the novelty of being able to float in the sea!