This ruined city, out in the “black desert” near the Syrian border, offers romance, isolation and fascinating history.
Take one or two days from Amman to follow a circuit around the eastern desert, visiting ancient sites and modern villages.
Magnificently restored palace-fort, with fine mosaics and bags of atmosphere – it’s a richly satisfying place to visit.
Atmospheric “desert castle” with magnificent views, cool, dark and musty.
Bawdy eighth-century frescoes adorn this diminutive desert bath-house.
Palm-fringed oasis town, with a unique wetland nature reserve and splendid eco-lodge.
Wander on the shores of a mirage-like lake guarded by a ruined black castle, out in the deep desert.