Fuheis is a town in the Jordanian governorate of Balqa, just 20 kilometers northwest of Amman. The town has 20,000 residents, and is majority Christian. It lies in Wadi Shueib (Valley of Jethro), between As-Salt and Amman.
A close second to Petra is the ancient city of Jerash, which boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back over 6,500 years, and was one of the ten great Roman cities of the Decapolis League.
Whether you approach Karak from the ancient Kings Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town explains why the fates of Kingdoms were decided here for millennia.
In the hills east of Ghor As-Safi (ancient Zoar), a cave was found in 1991 with Early and Middle Bronze Age pottery. Speculation linked the finds with Abraham’s nephew Lot, whose named was inscribed in the cave.
Along the 5,000-year-old Kings' Highway, 30km from Amman, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics."
Hammamat Ma’in (Ma’in Hot Springs) is situated near the Dead Sea at 264m below sea level. With its mineral-rich waters from hyper-thermal waterfalls, it is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike.
Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex.
An hour’s drive from Madaba along Kings' Highway is Mukawir. Herod the Great's son, Herod Antipas, inherited the fortress and from there ordered John the Baptist to be beheaded after Salome’s fateful dance.
In the midst of the Jordan Valley are the ruins of the ancient city of Pella (Taqabat Fahl), one of the 10 cities of the fabled Roman Decapolis. Pella is a favorite for archaeologists as it is exceptionally rich in antiquities.
Petra, the world wonder, is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for experiencing this amazing place.