Thursday, February 18, 2010

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a young state with a rich history, a bridge between East and West, the sea and desert, - bridge, which never ceases brisk movements in both directions. Jordan - one of the safest and friendliest countries not only in the region, but in the world. To rest in Jordan and travel to the Jordanian cities and beyond may be safely at any time.

Jordan combines oriental exotics with a European style of tourism infrastructure. Kingdom offers many options for tourism: beach recreation departments, health centers, a rich sightseeing program.

The main resorts are located on the Jordanian Red and Dead Seas, including Aqaba (Red Sea), SPA-resort Ma'in (near the Dead Sea), the famous city of Petra, Wadi Rum desert.

Travelers are interested in the monuments of past civilizations, Jordan offers a constellation of legendary attractions from different eras of human history - a constellation which is rightfully crowned Peter, this remarkably preserved in the desert the ancient city, carved directly into the living rock. Peter is not by chance was made by experts between people's organization in the UNESCO list of Masterpieces of the International Heritage.

The main attraction of modern Jordan - genuine friendliness of its inhabitants, which you can feel if you visit here. You will be happy in any part of this young beautiful country, officially founded by King Abdullah, the first relatively recently, shortly after the First World War, and nearly 46 years managed Abdullah's grandson, King Hussein.

For such a relatively short period, Jordan was able to become stable in all respects,a promising state, the main distinguishing feature of which is always peaceful domestic and foreign policy, coupled with high rates of economic growth.

After the death of King Hussein on Feb. 7, 1999 the new king of Jordan was his son, King Abdullah II. The form of Jordan has been and remains a constitutional monarchy.

Jordanian cuisine is an integral part of Arab culinary tradition, while keeping many of their characteristics. Local cuisine is not so sharp and spicy, as is commonly thought. Throughout the meal added mint, various greens and herbs, lemons all kinds, onions, marinated olives, pine nuts, etc. Among the appetizers are popular all possible versions of salads, meat and vegetable stews, pastries with different fillings, pickles and pickled vegetables. Chocolates made in Jordan are considered among the best in the Arab world. Meals in restaurants and cafes are not expensive. Alcoholoc beverages of local and foreign production can be purchased at any time, except for the Muslim month of fasting.

In Jordan, the tip never required, but there will always be greeted with great appreciation. In hotels and restaurants, you can simply add to the score of approximately 10% of the total cost of dinner, however, more common to give a small tip directly to the waiter.

Photo: You can only photograph people with their consent, and strategic objects (border crossings and airports) is prohibited.

Clothing: Evening in Jordan can be quite chilly, so do not be amiss to take a trip to this hot country and a warm sweater, scarf or shawl. For tours of Jordan will need strong comfortable shoes and clothing sporting type. Women's clothing, if possible, should not be appealing.

Souvenirs include totes from Madaba, bottles with colored sand from Petra, crafts from olive wood, pottery and copper utensils, jewelry, Bedouin jewelry from silver, black and more. You can buy cosmetics production on the basis of the Jordanian Dead Sea products.

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