With a population of about 2.8 million people, Amman is the largest city and capital of Jordan. Boasting a wide variety of tourist attraction sites, including museums and theaters, Amman holds many surprises for its visitors. You can get cheap flights to Amman by visiting Orbitz.com.
Most visitors arrive via Queen Alia International Airport, which is situated in the Zizya area approximately 20 miles south of the city. The best options you have for getting to the city from the airport are by either taking a taxi or a bus that runs every half hour. Taxis charge approximately JOD 20 to the city center, while the Airport Express bus charges about JOD 3 for a one-way trip.
Take a tour of the Royal Automobile Museum, which features a splendid collection of motorbikes and cars of the late King Hussein of Jordan. The collection showcases a classic Cadillac, a number of Harley Davidson motorbikes and a modern Lamborghini. A tour of the Roman amphitheater will take you back 2,000 years, to a time when the stadium held 5,000 people. The amphitheater is still used today for theater and entertainment. Other sites that you should visit include The Citadel, the Children's Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. Amman experiences a semiarid climate, with cool winters and hot summers. May through October experiences soaring temperatures that remain in the high 80s. Carry some light cotton clothing if you intend to visit during this time. The coldest month in Amman is January, with a mean low temperature of 38.5°F.
If you love antique shopping, a tour of Amman will definitely not disappoint. The city is littered with numerous antique dealers. Some of the souvenirs you may consider taking home include handmade Bedouin-style clothes and handcrafted Jordanian daggers. Find cheap flights to Amman at Orbitz.com.
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