City of the seven hills
   
Amman is the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, formerly the Ammonite capital city of Rabat-Ammon, and later the Graeco -
Roman city called Philadelphia.
Originally spread over seven hills like Rome, Amman now covers at least nineteen hills.
It is a city of contrasts, a mixture of ancient and modern.
    Often referred to as ďthe white city", Ammanís houses are a great canvas of overlapping beiges, ochre and whites.
The outstanding whiteness is the result of the white stones of the country used in construction-rough hewn, smooth or lightly veined, and even polished white marble.

The King Abdullah Mosque
    The city, with its population of over one million, is crowned by the Citadel,
a hill with the ruins of the Temple of Hercules, and a museum with artifacts dating back to the earliest settlement in the region some 700,000 years ago.
At the foot of the Citadel is the 5,000 seat Roman theater.

Amman's Roman Theater

Shopping for gold jewelry  

     Modern office building
    Still rapidly growing, Amman is a busy commercial and administrative center with many fine hotels, night clubs and discos as well as modern facilities for sporting events, conventions and conferences. 
There is a wide spectrum of restaurants to meet every taste, offering choices of food ranging from Arabic through a variety of international specialties and fast food. Experienced travel agents are on hand in all the hotels to handle every conceivable travel need. 
    Ammanís Queen Alia International Airport is located south of the city and is served by taxi and bus transportation.

Queen Alia International Airport

Spice shop in the Souk
Amman offers an exciting range of things to see.
Take a trip to Pella, Umm Qais and Umm El Jimal - during which you will see one of the largest archaeological sites in the region, the Ottoman governor's house and mysterious ancient monuments. The king's Highway, winding south 

Hellenistic Villa
  from Amman, links many
  historic attractions, including
  the mosaics at Madaba,
  Mukawir, Mount Nebo and the
  13th century Crusader's
  castles at Kerak and Shobak.
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