Jordan (Blue Guides Series)

Jordan (Blue Guides Series)

by Sue Rollin, Jane Streetly

Paperback

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Overview

Widely acclaimed as the most comprehensive guide to Jordan's extraordinary historic cities and sites, the new edition has been thoroughly updated.

Written by enthusiastic experts with much local knowledge, this Blue Guide is full of detailed practical advice on hotels, restaurants, and places of interest on and off the beaten track.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393322507
Publisher: Blue Guide
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Blue Guide
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Practical information
Planning your trip9
Sources of information9
Maps9
Passports and visas9
Currency9
Customs and allowances10
Health and insurance10
Tour operators10
When to go10
What to take11
Disabled visitors11
Time11
Getting there11
Where to stay12
Hotels13
Getting around16
Language16
Food and drink18
Restaurants19
Additional information21
Airline offices in Jordan21
Communications21
Useful telephone numbers21
National holidays and festivals22
Media22
Opening hours22
Shopping22
Sport23
Tourist information23
Churches24
Tipping24
Departure from Jordan24
Background information
The land25
People past and present26
Flora28
Chronological table30
History of Jordan36
Nineteenth-century travellers48
Primary sources50
Select Bibliography51
The Guide
Amman and around Amman53
Jarash and the north75
East of Amman105
Jordan Rift Valley and the Dead Sea135
King's Highway172
Desert Highway to Wadi Rum and Aqaba255
Petra261
Glossary of architectural terms315
Index317
Maps and plans
Map of Jordan
Amman and around Amman
Amman56
Amman Citadel59
Amman environs65
Jarash and the north
Jarash79
Macellum, Jarash84
The Decapolis94
Ajlun96
Abila101
East of Amman
Qasr Mshash106
Kharana107
Qasr Burqu117
Hallabat119
Khirbet as-Samra121
Umm al-Jimal127
Strata Diocletiana132
Jawa133
Jordan Rift Valley and the Dead Sea
Umm Qais138
Pella146
Tell as-Sa'idiyah150
Southern Dead Sea160
Reconstruction of the Church of St Lot163
Feinan166
Khirbet Feinan168
King's Highway
Hesban173
Madaba175
Madaba Mosaic Map178
Umm ar-Rasas192
Machaerus195
Dhiban199
Karak204
Khirbet Tannur209
Via Nova Traiana215
Buseirah218
Desert Highway
Mshatta227
Qasr Tuba228
Qasr Bshir229
Lejjun232
Da'janiya236
Humayma area240
Humayma site241
Wadi Rum247
Wadi Rum, Nabatean temple248
Aqaba town255
Aqaba, Ayla258
Petra
Petra266
City Centre279
Deir Plateau291
Roman Soldier Tomb Complex295
Umm al-Biyara299
Al-Wu'eira310

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