Located in the rugged desert of the northern Arabian Peninsula, Jordan is a county of rich cultural background. The nation dwells in an ancient land, which has marks of several civilizations on it. Jordan is surrounded by Iraq to the east, Syria to the north, Saudi Arabia to the southeast and south, and Israel and West Bank to the west.
Located about 400m below sea level, in the northwest of Jordan, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and undoubtedly the unique feature of the country. It has a coastline of 26km on the Gulf of Aqaba in the southwest. It is the place where Al-Aqabah, the only port of the country is located.
Ever since the emergence of civilization, Jordan has been serving as a center of humanity. The county has been evaded by several civilizations including - Mesopotamians, Akkadians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Nabateans, Romans, and Crusaders.
Jordan is a year-round destination. Even during the steamy months of June, July, and August, most areas of the country, including Amman are not extremely hot. Amman and Petra are located about 850m and 1,100 m above sea level respectively, thereby making the weather of these towns pleasant enough for sightseeing. However, Petra gets intensely cold during nights and evenings, even in summer.