We chose Jordan as one of the top destinations to visit in 2016, and after looking at these stunning photographs from Picfair's best photographers, you'll understand why. From the wonders of the ancient city of Petra to the barren desert and vast Dead Sea, it's a beautiful country to explore. Here are 17 stunning pictures to inspire your trip.

Jabal Al Qal'a, Amman

A Bedouin man playing a traditional musical instrument

Looking towards Israel over the Dead Sea

The Amman cityscape

People swimming in the Dead Sea

The King Hussein Mosque, Amman

A Bedouin waits for tired tourists on his donkey in Petra

A bus on the King's Highway towards Mount Nebo

The railway Lawrence of Arabia fought over in Wadi Rum

The Roman theatre in Amman

The Pillars of Wisdom, Wadi Rum

Bedouins having tea in the shade of a natural stone bridge, Wadi Rum

A camel beneath the Treasury, Petra

Sunset over the Dead Sea

Horses exploring the stone alleyways of Petra

A grinning Bedouin guide

A camel close-up at Petra

Explore more of Jordan with The Rough Guide to JordanCompare flights, find toursbook hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to buy travel insurance before you go.

Top image © Usoltceva Anastasiia/ Shutterstock

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