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Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shobak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak. Formerly called Mons Realis (the Royal Mountain), it was built by the Crusader king Baldwin...more
We stopped at this place because it was between Petra and the Dead Sea. It was definitely worth the trip to see the ruins and the views are quiet amazing as well. Lots of history here but the place is crumbling.
You get fantastic panoramic views from the castle which is in a rather dilapidated state but ongoing renovations are taking place. Notwithstanding this worth a visit if you are in the area. Quite a large site which is peacefully quiet. One can imagine the significance...More
Shobak it's a place that you cannot miss if you are in the area. First because it's a really nice area, really quite, with an amazing view and surrounded by typical environment. The guide is a local, he loves his job and he will tell...More
I enjoyed the visit to Shobak Castle. Impressive place, commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Much of the castle has been reconstructed, it still does have a lot of history attached. There are usually local guides for hire at the entrance. It'd be worth while...More
While my tour included Kerak castle, my driver Ibrahim Fakhoury recommended that I try Shobak castle instead, saying I might find it more appealing given that it’s in a remote, sparsely populated area, as opposed to Kerak castle which is located in an urban area....More
In the road between Petra and Wadi Rum we stopped to visit the ruins of this imposing castle which dates back to the Crusaders: it is a labyrinthine place and luckily we were guided by a gentleman who led us through passages and walkways that...More
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We arranged our visit through the Herz agency at our hotel. They provided a driver, so I didn't pay much attention to the signage but it seemed very clear. The road is quite good and there is plenty of parking. Definitely... More
We arranged our visit through the Herz agency at our hotel. They provided a driver, so I didn't pay much attention to the signage but it seemed very clear. The road is quite good and there is plenty of parking. Definitely worth seeing!